Monday, June 18, 2018

Dan Stinebring contributes as part of the NANOGrav collaboration.

published by Institute of Physics IOPScience
Dan Stinebring, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, is one of 60+ authors, representing 41 organizations and institutions, who contributed to the research described in this recent publication:

Arzoumanian, Z., Baker, P. T., Brazier, A., Burke-Spolaor, S., Chamberlin, S. J., Chatterjee, S., . . . NANOGrav Collaboration. (2018). The NANOGrav 11 Year Data Set: Pulsar-timing Constraints on the Stochastic Gravitational-wave Background. Astrophysical Journal, 859(1), 47. 10.3847/1538-4357/aabd3b

Partial abstract:
"We search for an isotropic stochastic gravitational-wave background (GWB) in the newly released 11. year data set from the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav). While we find no evidence for a GWB, we place constraints on a population of inspiraling supermassive black hole (SMBH) binaries, a network of decaying cosmic strings, and a primordial GWB. For the first time, we find that the GWB constraints are sensitive to the solar system ephemeris (SSE) model used and that SSE errors can mimic a GWB signal."   Learn more about NANOGrav