Valencia from 20 to 22 March 2013
3rd Iberian Gravitational-Wave Meeting 2013

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Thursday 21 March, 2013 16:30 to 17:00 Conference
Bayesian Inference of Gravitational Waves from Stellar Core Collapse
Speaker: Alejandro  Torres Forné, Universitat de Valencia

Authors: Alejandro Torres Forné

Bayesian inference is a sophisticated technique that has been recently applied to gravitational radiation signals from core collapse supernovae in order to increase the chances of a successful detection. In this talk I present results obtained in my master thesis where I explored the possibilities and limitations of this technique. For my study I make use of gravitational waveform libraries obtained through numerical simulations of stellar core collapse. These catalogs contain waveforms produced by three different explosion mechanisms, namely rotational, neutrino, and acoustic. An orthogonal set of eigenvectors is created using principal components analysis and Bayesian inference techniques are used to reconstruct the most probable waveform and to obtain the posterior distribution of system parameters. The study of these distributions provides an estimation of the physical parameters associated with the supernova explosion.
Afternoon Sessions
Place: Salon Grados

Other activities in Afternoon Sessions
15:30 h. to 16:00 h.Conference

Stellar core collapse with neutrinos and magnetic fields

Speaker: Martin Obergaulinger, Universitat de València
17:00 h. to 17:30 h.Coffee break

16:00 h. to 16:30 h.Conference

Black-hole production from ultrarelativistic collisions

Speaker: Kentaro Takami, Max-Planck-Institute for Gravitational Physics, Albert-Einstein-Institute, Postdoc
18:00 h. to 18:30 h.Conference

Numerical Relativity in Spherical Polar Coordinates.

Speaker: Pedro Montero, Max Planck for Astrophysics
17:30 h. to 18:00 h.Conference

Excision technique in constrained formulations of Einstein equations

Speaker: Isabel Cordero-Carrión, Laboratoire Univers et Théories (LUTH), Postdoctoral researcher
15:00 h. to 15:30 h.Conference

Black hole formation in the collapsar scenario

Speaker: Nicolas de Brye, University of Valencia, PhD student

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