## CGWAS 2015: Hands-On Exercises

### Room Plan for Hands-On Sessions

On this page, we provide information and downloads for the CGWAS hands-on sessions each afternoon. You will need to be set up with the CGWAS virtual machine. You can find information on how to do this on the CGWAS computing page.

Many of the exercises will likely involve some basic numerical computing and plotting with Python. The Caltech Ay190 Computational Astrophysics Notes contain a brief introduction to Python and a discussion of and reference for basic numerical methods.

### Monday

#### Ott:

#### Carroll

GR Notes
GW Notes

Exercises Solutions

#### Weinstein

### Tuesday

#### Nissanke

Lecture on Source Populations

Exercises (no solutions available)

#### Schmidt

Lecture on Binary Source Modeling

Exercises Solutions

#### Scheel

Lecture on Numerical Relativity

Exercises Solutions

Python Solution Script

#### O'Connor

### Wednesday

#### Brown

Lecture on Detecting Coalescing Binaries

Exercises Solutions

#### McIver

Lecture on GW Bursts

Excercises
Solutions

**Important**: One additional piece of software must be installed
on the virtual machine for this to work. It's easy. Open a terminal, then type
`sudo apt-get install lalframe-python `

and enter `cgwas`

as the password. This should do the trick.

#### Owen

Lecture on Continuous GW Sources
Lecture Supplement

Exercises
Solutions

### Thursday

#### Metzger

Lecture on EM Counterparts

Exercises
Solutions

#### Corsi

Lecture on EM Follow Up

Exercises
Solutions

#### Read

Lecture on Binary Neutron Stars

Exercises (ipython notebook)

Exercises (pdf)
Solutions (ipython notebook)

### Friday

#### O'Sullivan

Lecture on Neutrinos and Neutrino Oscillations

Exercises Solutions

#### Vallisneri, Chen, Mingarelli

Lecture on Cosmology with GWs (Vallisneri)

Lecture on GWs and Alternative Theories of Gravity (Chen)

Lecture on Pulsar Timing Arrays (PTAs) (Mingarelli)

Handson Exercises for Vallisneri, Chen, Mingarelli lectures

ipython notebook for PTA exercise Solutions to Cosmology part Solutions to PTA part

### Supplemental Materials

#### LIGO Noise Curves

- Initial LIGO design: https://dcc.ligo.org/LIGO-E950018/public
- Enhanced LIGO during S6: https://dcc.ligo.org/LIGO-T1100338/public
- Advanced LIGO design: https://dcc.ligo.org/LIGO-T0900288/public
- Advanced LIGO early: https://dcc.ligo.org/LIGO-T1200307/public

CGWAS is supported by the National Science Foundation under CAREER award PHY-1151197, by the Sherman Fairchild Foundation, by LIGO Laboratory at Caltech, and by Caltech.