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Review Committee Meeting Monday 12 February 2007 12:00 Pacific / 15:00 Eastern

Minutes: Monday 12 February 2007 12:00 Pacific / 15:00 Eastern

Agenda and Contact Info

Agenda

  1. Brief report on status of SGR and GRB papers.
  2. Brief overview of S4 Cosmic String material for review.
  3. Brief overview of S3 LIGO-AURIGA material for review.

Contact Info

InterCall telecon service:
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   International callers ++1-816-249-4731 with same code
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   Handy participant command:  Press *6 ["*M"] to mute, #6 to unmute

Minutes

  1. Status of SGR and GRB papers
    • Status of SGR paper: new draft available and responses to comments. Reviewers: look over draft and responses and raise any concerns by tomorrow.
    • Status of GRB paper: Soumya and Ray have sent changes in text to Isabel. Isabel is running required simulations. Not sure when a draft of the paper will be available.
    • Executive committee meeting is 11:00 Eastern on Thursday 15 Feb.
  2. S4 Cosmic String Search
    • Initiate external review for this search. Reviewers: start reading the technical document.
    • Burst group should take an active consideration of this search. Cosmic string search will be part of agenda for next week burst telecon.
  3. S3 LIGO-AURIGA Search
    • This is a methodological paper (emphasizing the collaborative work).
    • Last taken up by review committee in 2005.
    • Since then, box was opened. Statistical plan: [ PDF ].
    • Internal reviewers were Warren and Siong. Brian: a report from Warren and Siong would be helpful. Laura will ask for a review summary.
    • Review of version of CorrPower was by Katherine. This was same version (and post processing) as was used for S3 analysis. Post processing was done separately by LIGO and AURIGA. Results agreed.
    • Intended target is CQG.
    • Laura will be in Italy in two weeks. We'll discuss this search then.
  4. AOB
    • Keith Thorne will be presenting a paper at Moriond. Will contact LSC-PP prior. Plan is to have most recent approved results (material from GWDAW + more recent stuff from papers approved). No new material.
    • Raffaele Flaminio will be the Virgo representative to this group.
    • Upcoming papers:
      • S4 LIGO-GEO
      • Fast-track WBCP S5 (first 5 month) paper ?
      • One-year S5 untriggered paper: not for a while.
      • One-year S5 GRB paper ?
    • No meeting next week.
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