Friday, Sept. 28 | 3-3:50 p.m. | Hagen Hall 325

Investigations of Noise Transients in the Advanced LIGO Calibration Model

LIGO searches for gravitational waves in calibrated data using time-dependent calibration parameters. In this project, we looked for significant fluctuations in these parameters during the second observing run. Large fluctuations in these parameters may indicate a significant error in the Advanced LIGO strain calculations during a gravitational wave measurement which would impact the determination of the astrophysical source that produced the gravitational wave signal.