Research report 2012 - Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
Fishing for gravitational waves
Babak, Stanislav; Jasiulek, Michael; Schutz, Bernard F.
Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik, Potsdam-Golm
SummaryThe ground-based gravitational wave observatories, eLISA and pulsar timing arrays span a huge frequency range and probe very different sources of gravitational waves. As instruments are improved and the data analysis techniques become even more robust and sophisticated, detections become more and more likely. Conservatively, we expect a first detection of gravitational waves within the next 10 years, and it seems likely to happen in half that time.