June 20, 2017

GW Notes

Gravitational Waves Notes: Notes & News for GW science


In 2009, Bernard F. Schutz and Pau Amaro-Seoane created the refereed electronic journal “Gravitational Waves Notes”.

The journal is born from the need for a journal where the distinct communites involved in gravitation wave research might gather.

While these three communities – Astrophysics, General Relativity and Data Analysis – have made significant collaborative progress over recent years, we believe that it is indispensable to future advancement that they draw closer, and that they speak a common idiom.

The aim of the journal is to offer scientist of the Gravitational Wave community the opportunity to more easily follow advances in Astrophysics, General Relativity and Data Analysis.

We we offer a new full article in each issue. This “feature article” is from the fields of Astrophysics, General Relativity or the Data Analysis of gravitational waves. Initially we also included in the journal the most significant e-prints and published them in abstract form with a link to the full paper, but this is only so up to issue #5.

The drawing of Bernard and Pau is by Matt Benacquista.

Published issues of the journal

These are direct links to the PDFs.

  1. GW Notes #0, paper by M. Coleman Miller: “Binary sources of gravitational radiation”
  2. GW Notes #1, paper by Ed Porter: “An overview of LISA data analysis algorithms”
  3. GW Notes #2, paper by Nicolas Yunes: “Gravitational Wave Modelling of Extreme Mass Ratio Inspirals”
  4. GW Notes #3, paper by Miguel Preto: “Dynamical Evolution of Nuclear Stellar Clusters: Stellar distributions around a massive black hole”
  5. GW Notes #4, paper by Carlos F. Sopuerta: “A Roadmap to Fundamental Physics from LISA EMRI Observations”
  6. GW Notes #5, paper by Jonathan Thornburg: “The Capra Research Program for Modelling Extreme Mass Ratio Inspirals”
  7. GW Notes #6, paper by the LISA Science Team: “Doing science with eLISA: Astrophysics and cosmology in the millihertz regime”