Past Talks

When Who What and Where
23 Nov 2015 Joseph Lazio Surfing the Waves! 100 Years of General Relativity — Cerro Coso Community College, Bishop, CA
12 Feb 2014 Emmanuel Fonseca Arecibo Observatory — Arecibo, PR
13 January 2014 Neil Cornish "Black Hole Hunting with Pulsar Timing Arrays" at The Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, MT
9 November 2013 Timothy Dolch Oberlin College — Oberlin, OH
9 September 2013 Ryan Lynch Vanier College — Montreal, QC
18 July 2013 Ryan Lynch Public Astronomy Night — McGill University
20 May 2013 Michael Koop PSC Student Seminar
5 May 2013 Ryan Lynch PSC Student Seminar
3 May 2013 Michael Koop UMEI High School — Leamington, ON

Scientific Talks

When Who What and Where
12 February 2014 Maura McLaughlin Colloquium — A Galactic Scale Gravitational Wave Observatory — University of Maryland Center for Fundamental Physics
9 January 2014 Justin Ellis, Sarah Burke-Spolaor I Get By With a Little Help from My Friends: Enhancing PTA Sensitivity to GWs with EM Counterparts — American Astronomical Society (AAS) 223rd Meeting, Washington DC
6 January 2014 Timothy Dolch A Day in the Life of Millisecond Pulsar J1713+0747 — American Astronomical Society (AAS) 223rd Meeting, Washington DC
6 January 2014 Lina Levin Preston Monitoring the interstellar scattering delays of NANOGrav millisecond pulsars — American Astronomical Society (AAS) 223rd Meeting, Washington DC
10 December 2013 Brian Christy Detecting Nanohertz Gravitational Waves with Pulsars — Texas Symposium Dallas, TX
10 December 2013 Sarah Burke-Spolaor Using Light and Gravity from Late-Evolution Binary Supermassive Black Holes — Texas Symposium Dallas, TX
10 December 2013 Xavier Siemens When Will NANOGrav Detect Gravitational Waves — Texas Symposium Dallas, TX
13 November 2013 Maura McLaughlin Colloquium — A Galactic Scale Gravitational Wave Observatory — Rutgers University
8 October 2013 Justin Ellis Gravitational Wave Detection with Pulsar Timing Arrays — CaJAGWR Seminar Caltech, Pasadena CA
7 October 2013 Justin Ellis Gravitational Wave Detection with Pulsar Timing Arrays — Jet Propulsion Lab Seminar, Pasadena CA
11 September 2013 Sarah Burke-Spolaor Gravitational Wave Detection with Pulsar Timing Arrays: Prospects and Status — TAUP 2013 Meeting Asilomar, California
14 Aug 2013 Justin Ellis Searching for Gravitational Waves using Pulsar Timing Arrays — Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Conference, Milwaukee WI
10 July 2013 Neil Cornish Black Hole Hunting with Pulsar Timing Arrays — Amaldi 10 Meeting, Warsaw Poland
10 July 2013 Justin Ellis Continuous Gravitational Wave Search Methods and Results from Pulsar Timing Arrays — Amaldi 10 Meeting, Warsaw Poland
9 July 2013 Maura McLaughlin A Galactic Scale Gravitational Wave Observatory — Amaldi 10 Meeting, Warsaw Poland
1 July 2013 Justin Ellis Seminar — Searching for Gravitational Waves using Pulsar Timing Arrays — University of Cambridge, Cambridge UK
28 June 2013 Jing Luo The design of a new completely TEMPO-independent pulsar timing data simulator, based on SPICE (JPL) — IPTA 2014 Meeting Krabi, Thailand
28 June 2013 Xihao Deng Bayesian nonparametrics analysis to detect and characterize GW bursts and non-Gaussian GWB — IPTA 2014 Meeting Krabi, Thailand
28 June 2013 Rutger van Haasteren Bayesian common mode mitigation: DM variations and time standards — IPTA 2014 Meeting Krabi, Thailand
28 June 2013 Joseph Lazio Discussion — Before the SKA: state of the IPTA? — IPTA 2014 Meeting Krabi, Thailand
28 June 2013 Scott Ransom Millisecond pulsar in a stellar triple system — IPTA 2014 Meeting Krabi, Thailand
28 June 2013 Emmanuel Fonseca A comprehensive study of relativistic gravity using PSR B1534+12 — IPTA 2014 Meeting Krabi, Thailand
28 June 2013 WeiWei Zhu 19 year timing of J1713+0474 with NANOGrav — IPTA 2014 Meeting Krabi, Thailand
27 June 2013 Nipuni Palliyaguru Single pulse properties of NANOGrav MSPs J0437-4715, J1713+0747 — IPTA 2014 Meeting Krabi, Thailand
27 June 2013 Maura McLaughlin New MSPs by GBT/AO for PTA, expectations and outreach from surveys — IPTA 2014 Meeting Krabi, Thailand
27 June 2013 Xavier Siemens Grab-bag results of NANOGrav — IPTA 2014 Meeting Krabi, Thailand
26 June 2013 Tim Pennucci Developments in wideband timing of millisecond pulsars — IPTA 2014 Meeting Krabi, Thailand
26 June 2013 Paul Brook An investigation into the average profile stability for canonical and MSPs — IPTA 2014 Meeting Krabi, Thailand
26 June 2013 Jim Cordes Defining a full set of stats/metrics for “how good is our MSP” — IPTA 2014 Meeting Krabi, Thailand
26 June 2013 Lina Levin ISM effects on NANOGrav pulsars — IPTA 2014 Meeting Krabi, Thailand
26 June 2013 Dan Stinebring Correcting for interstellar delays — IPTA 2014 Meeting Krabi, Thailand
26 June 2013 Timothy Dolch A systematic evaluation of deconvolution with cyclic spectroscopy on simulated data — IPTA 2014 Meeting Krabi, Thailand
26 June 2013 David Nice NANOGrav millisecond pulsar timing observations — IPTA 2014 Meeting Krabi, Thailand
25 June 2013 Yan Wang Modified F-statistic for the continuous wave search with particle swarm optimization method — IPTA 2014 Meeting Krabi, Thailand
25 June 2013 Sarah Burke-Spolaor Status and Predictions from electromagnetic observations of PTA continuous wave sources — IPTA 2014 Meeting Krabi, Thailand
24 June 2013 Justin Ellis Single Source Searches on IPTA data — IPTA 2014 Meeting Krabi, Thailand
24 June 2013 Dustin Madison Search for evicence fo GW bursts with memory in IPTA data sets — IPTA 2014 Meeting Krabi, Thailand
24 June 2013 Duncan Lorimer The Galactic millisecond pulsar population — IPTA 2014 Meeting Krabi, Thailand
24 June 2013 Xavier Siemens Detecting stochastic GWs dependent on various PTA properties — IPTA 2014 Meeting Krabi, Thailand
27 May 2013 Maura McLaughlin Astrophysics Colloquium — A Galactic Scale Gravitational Wave Observatory — Oxford University
21 May 2013 Maura McLaughlin Increasing the sensitivity of the NANOGrav PTA: recent improvements in backends and softwareGWADA Meeting, Elba Italy
15 May 2013 Maura McLaughlin Astrophysics and Space Research Colloquium — Radio Searches for Millisecond Pulsars: Building a galactic scale gravitational wave observatory — University of Birmingham
2 May 2013 Maura McLaughlin Gravity Colloquium — A galactic scale gravitational wave observatory" — University of Southampton STAG Research Centre
4 April 2013 Scott Ransom Colloquium — Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
27 March 2013 Scott Ransom Seminar — Virginia Tech
3 March 2013 Joseph Lazio Presentation: Radio Wave Scattering and CHIME — CHIME workshop, McGill University
25 Feb 2013 Scott Ransom Colloquium — Brown University
13 Feb 2013 Scott Ransom Physics Colloquium/Rittenhouse Lecture — University of Pennsylvania
7 Feb 2013 Scott Ransom Physics Colloquium — Montana State University
18 Oct 2012 Vicky Kaspi Purdue University
16 Oct 2012 Joseph Lazio NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
12 Oct 2012 Justin Ellis University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
3 Aug 2012 Paul Demorest University of Vermon
13 Sept 2012 Vicky Kaspi CITA, Univeristy of Toronto
20–24 Aug 2012 11 NANOGrav Members Various talks at the International Astronomical Unioin Symposium 291 — Beijing, China
10 June 2012 Sarah Burke-Spolaor AAS Meeting — Anchorage, Alaska
17 May 2012 Jim Cordes and Sam Finn Gravitational Wave Advanced Detector Workshop — Hawaii
14 May 2012 Scott Ransom Testing General Relativity with Astrophysical Systems Conference — Harvard University
1 May 2012 Scott Ransom Physics Colloquium — Ohio State University
11 April 2012 Scott Ransom Astronomy Colloquium — Caltech
31 March 2012 Andrea Lommen American Physical Society Meeting — Atlanta, GA
29 March 2012 Andrea Lommen University of Florida
29 March 2012 Scott Ransom Physics Colloqium — Penn State University
13 Jun 2011 Ingrid Stairs "Novel Radio Telescopes" — Penticton, BC
22 May 2011 Paul Demorest and Scott Ransom AAS Neutron Stars and Gravitational Waves Workshop — Boston, MA
1–3 May 2011 Rick Jenet, Paul Demorest, and Scott Ransom American Physical Society meeting — Anaheim, CA
28 Apr 2011 Ingrid Stairs Institute for Theory and Computation Colloquium — Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
27 Apr 2011 Paul Demorest Astronomy Seminar — UC Santa Barbara
6 Apr 2011 Paul Demorest Astronomy/Institute for Nuclear and Particle Physics Seminar — Ohio University
9 Mar 2011 Paul Demorest Building on New Worlds, New Horizons — Santa Fe, NM
23 Feb 2011 Paul Demorest Astronomy Colloquium&mash;University of Maryland
9 Feb 2011 Paul Demorest Colloquium — Green Bank Observatory
26 Jan 2011 Paul Demorest Astronomy/Cosmology Seminar — Univeristy of Pennsylvania
24 Jan 2011 Dan Stinebring Arecibo Observatory
11 Jan 2011 Scott Ransom AAS Warner Prize Lecture — Seattle, WA
10 Jan 2011 Rick Jenet, Paul Demorest, Alberto Sesana, and Ben Stappers AAS Special Session — Seattle, WA
30 Nov 2010 Paul Demorest Radio Astronomy Lab Seminar — UC Berkeley
14 Oct 2010 Ryan Shannon Cornell Univ
15 Apr 2010 Scott Ransom Colloqiuium — University of Arizona/NOAO
19 Feb 2010 Dan Stinebring Aspen Meeting on BH Formation & Evolution — Aspen, CO
28 Jan 2010 Dan Stinebring Arecibo Observatory
28 Jan 2010 Scott Ransom Colloquium — Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
6–8 Jan 2010 Andrea Lommen, Paul Demorest, Ingrid Stairs, David Nice, and Ryan Shannon International Union of Radio Science Meeting
16 Dec 2010 Andrea Lommen Physics Colloquium — University of Michigan
18 Nov 2009 Scott Ransom Physics and Astronomy Colloquium — Texas A&M University
6 Nov 2009 Scott Ransom Physics Colloquium — University of Virginia
22 Oct 2009 Scott Ransom Physics Colloquium — UC Santa Cruz
10 Sep 2009 Paul Demorest Astronomy Colloqiuium — University of Virginia/NRAO

News

The Dawn of Multi-Messenger Astronomy

NANOGrav congratulates our LIGO colleagues and their collaborators across the electromagnetic spectrum on another milestone of modern astronomy: the first detection of a merger of two neutron stars. This first detection of an object in both light and gravitational waves is a remarkable feat and demonstrates the unique power of uniting these two methods to explore our Universe.


Radio Futures III

Several members of NANOGrav attended the Radio Futures III meeting in Berkeley, CA. Maura McLaughlin discussed the future of NANOGrav science as we move into the 2020s and Paul Demorest presented the current state of NANOGrav science as well as our requirements for success going forward.


Merging Galaxies and Gravitational Waves: From Mpc to mpc

Special Session approved, and contributed papers welcome “Merging Galaxies and Gravitational Waves: From Mpc to mpc”

229th meeting of the American Astronomical Society
Grapevine, TX
6 January 2017

This Special Session will highlight advancements in astrophysics in the low frequency gravitational waveband and will feature a mix of invited and contributed oral presentations and posters.


Radio Futures II

Several members of NANOGrav attended the Radio Futures II meeting in Baltimore, MD. David Kaplan introduced the Pulsars, Gravitational Waves, and Cosmic Bursts session with Dusty Madison, Paul Demorest, Froney Crawford, Sarah Burke-Spolaor, Xavier Siemens, Ryan Lynch, Jim Cordes and Scott Ransom presenting. Joseph Lazio also presented during the ngVLA and HERA sessions.


Gravitational Waves Pass through Pulsar Timing Array ( Credit: NRAO )
Gravitational Wave Search Provides Insights into Galaxy Evolution and Mergers

New results from NANOGrav – the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves – establish astrophysically significant limits in the search for low-frequency gravitational waves.


Congratulations to our LIGO Colleagues

NANOGrav congratulates our LIGO colleagues on their discovery of gravitational waves from a binary black hole system. This result is a major milestone, not only in the field of gravitational-wave astronomy, but in the history of science!


NANOGrav SPOT Presentation

NANOGrav’s SPOT group is a cadre of NANOGrav students and postdocs who are trained in science communication and outreach for K-12 audiences. Joey Shapiro Key will be presenting at Palmer-Laakso Elementary in Los Fresnos, Texas on November 18, 2015.


Gravitational Wave Astronomy Advances with New NSF-funded NANOGrav Physics Frontiers Center

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) $14.5 million over 5 years to create and operate a Physics Frontiers Center (PFC).