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This is the lists 2006 public presentations (conferences, seminars, colloquia) by LSC members submitted to the Publication and Presentation Committee.
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APS April 2006

DCC Speaker Institution Type Title
G060198-05 Zucker, MikeLLOStatus Status of LIGO
G060199-00 Brady, PatrickUWMStatus Results from LIGO observations I
G060178-02 Sutton, PatrickCaltechStatus Results from LIGO observations II
G060185-00 Gonzalez, GabrielaLSUStatus Results from LIGO (plenary talk)
DCC Speaker Institution Type Title
G060041-02 Shawhan, PeterCaltechAnalysis Search for Gravitational Wave Bursts in Data from the LIGO S4 Run
G060044-00 Chatterji, Shourov CaltechAnalysis The Q Pipeline search for gravitational-wave bursts with LIGO
G060663-00 Leonor, Isabel OregonAnalysis Search for gravitational-wave bursts associated with gamma-ray bursts using LIGO detectors
G060193-00 Matone, LucaColumbiaAnalysis Search for Gravitational Waves associated with the SGR1806-20 hyperflare using the Hanford LIGO detectors
G060170-00 Yakushin, Igor LLOAnalysis Search for Gravitational Wave Bursts in LIGO's S5 run
G060196-00 Sutton, Patrick CaltechAnalysis Coherent network analysis technique for discriminating GW bursts from instrumental noise
G060182-00 Brown, Duncan CaltechAnalysis The LIGO Scientific Collaboration search for inspiralling binary neutron stars
G060179-00 Dietz, AlexanderLSUAnalysis Searching LIGO data for coincidences with Gamma Ray Bursts
G060177-00 Mendell, Gregory LHOAnalysis Stackslide search for continuous gravitational waves using LIGO S4 data
G060180-00 Dergachev,Vladimir MichiganAnalysis Broadband Search for Continuous-Wave Gravitation Radiation with LIGO
G060186-00 Kawabe, Keita LHOAnalysis Coherent searches for periodic gravitational waves from unknown isolated sources and Scorpius X-1: results from the second LIGO science run
G060189-00 Pitkin, Matt GlasgowAnalysis A search for gravitational wave signals from known pulsars using early data from the LIGO S5 run
G060181-00 Prix, ReinhardAEIAnalysis Search for gravitational waves from neutron stars: first results from Einstein@Home

Elba 2006 GWADW - VESF Meeting, May 27 - June 2, 2006

DCC Speaker Institution Type Title
G060341-00 Smith, Joshua AEIInstrument Instrumental and Instrumental and environmental noise in environmental noise in GEO600
G060342-00 Hild, Stefan AEIInstrument Experience with Signal-Recycling in GEO600
G060347-00 Frede, Maik LZHInstrument High Power Lasers for Future GW Detectors
G060336-00 Wen, Linqing AEIAnalysis Network analysis of gravitational waves
G060322-00 Kells, Bill CaltechInstrument LIGO Core Optics: A Decade of Development and Experience
G060314-00 Reid, Stuart AEIInstrument Temperature Dependence of the Mechanical Dissipation in Single Layer Tantalum Pentoxide Coatings on Thin Single-Crystal Silicon Substrates
G060312-00 Kokeyama, Keiko NAOJIInstrument Cancelation of Displacement Noise using a Mach-Zehnder Interferometer
G060307-00 Ju, Li ACIGAInstrument Suppressing Parametric Instabilities
G060304-00 Schnabel, Roman AEIInstrument Generation and Control of Squeezed Light Fields
G060303-00 Sakata, Shihori NAOJIInstrument Experimental Plan for Extraction of Ponderomotive Squeezing
G060302-00 Pinto, Innocenzo Sannio U.Instrument Coating Thermal Noise Reduction: Optimal Thicknesses
G060301-00 Corbitt, Thomas MITInstrument Radiation Pressure Experiments at MIT
G060284-00 Blair, David ACIGAInstrument Proposal to Extend Current AIGO High Optical Power Research Facility to a 5km advanced interferometer
G060283-00 Saulson, Peter SyracuseStatus Status of LIGO
G060279-00 Lueck, Harald AEIStatus Status of GEO600
G060237-00 Yamamoto, Hiro CaltechInstrument Advanced LIGO Simulation
G060235-00 Miyakawa, Osamu CaltechStatus Advanced LIGO Technical progress and update
G060231-00 Osamu Miyakawa CaltechInstrument Demonstration of lock acquisition and optical response on Detuned RSE interferometer at Caltech 40m
G060228-00 Sutton, Patrick CaltechAnalysis Advances in Coherent Network Searches for GW Bursts

11th Marcel Grossman meeting

DCC Speaker Institution Type Title
G060365-00 Shoemaker, David MITStatus LIGO: Status of instruments and observations
G060615-00 Ballmer, Stefan CaltechStatus Status of the LIGO interferometers
G060359-00 Lantz, Brian StanfordStatus Advanced LIGO: Development and Status
G060363-00 Fairhurst, Steve CaltechAnalysis Burst-Inspiral Results Overview
G060295-00 Christensen, Nelson CarletonAnalysis Results from LIGO observations Stochastic Background & Continuous Wave Signals
G060614-00 Sintes, Alicia PalmaAnalysis Hough search for continuous gravitational waves using LIGO S4 data
G060371-00 Whelan, John AEIAnalysis Stochastic Background Search with ALLEGRO and LIGO Science Data
G060624-00 Prix, Reinhard AEIAnalysis Search for unknown spinning neutron stars: Optimal Detector Network

XXIII Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics

DCC Speaker Institution Type Title
G060579-00 Marx, Jay CaltechStatus Overview of LIGO
G060676-00 Buonanno, Alessandra UMDAnalysis Probing Fundamental Physics and the Early Universe by Detecting Relic Gravitational Waves
DCC Speaker Institution Type Title
G060595-00 Mandic, Vuk CaltechAnalysis Searching for Stochastic Gravitational-wave Background with LIGO (Poster)
G060594-00 Ballmer, Stefan CaltechAnalysis Upper Limit Map of a Stochastic Gravitational Wave Background (Poster)
G060678-00 Howell, Eric UWAAnalysis Application of the probability event horizon filter to constrain the local rate (Poster)
N/A O'Shaughnessy, Richard NorthwesternAnalysis Astrophysical constraints on BH-NS and NS-NS mergers and the short GRB redshift distribution (Poster)
N/A Wen, Linquing AEIAnalysis Analysis of gravitational waves using a network of ground-based detectors (Poster)
G060677-00 Wette, Karl ANUAnalysis Interesting astrophysics from initial LIGO data: searching for isolated non-pulsing neutron stars (Poster)

11th Gravitational Wave Data Analysis Workshop

DCC Speaker Institution Type Title
G060645-00 O'Reilly, BrianLLOStatus Status of LIGO
G060629-00 Benno WilkeHannoverStatus Status of GEO
G060628-00 Cadonati, LauraMITAnalysis Data Quality Vetos in LIGO S5 Searches for Gravitational Wave Transients
G060638-00 Katsavounidis, ErikMITAnalysis Glitch and veto studies in LIGO's S5 search for gravitational wave bursts
G060646-00 Sung, MyungkeeLSUAnalysis Results of the hardware injections performed on the LIGO interferometers
G060648-00 Mukherjee, SomaUTBAnalysis Multidimensional classification of burst triggers from the 5th science run of LIGO
G060640-00 Hewitson, MartinAEIAnalysis Data and Detector characterization at GEO600
G060644-00 Parameswaran, AjithAEIAnalysis Burst vetoes using known instrumental couplings: Application to GEO S5 data
G060641-00 Hild, StefanAEIAnalysis A statistical veto method with a back-coupling consistency check
G060672-00 Finn, Lee SamuelPSUAnalysis Astrophysical Interpretation of Gravitational Wave Burst Observations
G060652-00 Mohanty, Soumya UTBAnalysis Search for gravitational-wave bursts associated with gamma-ray bursts using the LIGO detectors
G060631-00 Matone, LucaColumbiaAnalysis Search for Gravitational Wave Radiation Associated with the Pulsating Tail of the SGR 1806-20 Hyperflare of December 27th, 2004 using LIGO
G060659-00 Clark, JamesGlasgowAnalysis An Evidence Based Ring-down Search
G060673-00 Messenger, ChrisGlasgowAnalysis A fast incoherent search for CW sources in binary systems
G060651-00 Krishnan, BadriAEIAnalysis All sky search for periodic waves in LIGO S4 data using the weighted Hough transform
G060623-01 Pitkin, MatthewGlasgowAnalysis New gravitational wave upper limits for selected ms pulsars using LIGO S5 data
G060655-00 Prix, ReinhardAEIAnalysis Optimal parameter-space covering for CW searches
G060630-00 Cokelaer, ThomasCardiffAnalysis Search for compact binary systems in LIGO data
G060591-00 Dietz, AlexCardiffAnalysis GRB triggered inspiral searches in LIGO data
G060616-00 Goggin, LisaCaltechAnalysis Status of the Search for Black Hole Ringdowns in LIGO S4 Data
G060650-00 Robinson, CraigCardiffAnalysis E-thinca: an improved method for coincidence analysis
G060625-00 Christensen, NelsonCarletonAnalysis Coherent Bayesian inference on binary inspiral signals
G060674-00 Parameswaran, AjithAEIAnalysis Phenomenological template bank for Black hole coalescence waveforms
G060661-00 Cannon, KippUWMAnalysis An Efficient Algorithm for Computing the Time Resolved Full Sky Cross Power in an Interferometer with Omni-directional Elements
G060605-04 Whelan, JohnAEIAnalysis Preliminary Results of LLO-ALLEGRO Stochastic Search
G060601-00 O'Reilly, BrianLLOAnalysis All-Sky Search for Gravitational Wave Bursts during the fifth LIGO Science Run
G060618-00 Chatterji, ShourovCaltechAnalysis Application of the Q Pipeline to the LIGO S5 burst search
G060621-00 Klimenko, SergeyUFAnalysis Coherent detection and reconstruction of burst events in the S5 LIGO and GEO data.
G060656-00 Heng, Ik SiongGlasgowAnalysis Search for burst gravitational waves in LIGO-GEO S4 data.
G060653-00 Hayama, KazuhiroUTBAnalysis Regularized coherent network analysis pipeline for triggered searches.
G060636-00 Kalmus, PeterColumbiaAnalysis Search Method for Gravitational Wave Transients Associated with the SGR 1806-20 Giant Flare (poster)
G060654-00 Raffai, Peter ColumbiaAnalysis Search Method for Quasi-Monochromatic Gravitational Wave Signals in the Time-Frequency Space (poster)
G060613-00 Dwyer, JohnColumbiaAnalysis Search for Gravitational Wave repeaters (poster)
G060660-00 Marka, Zsuzsa ColumbiaAnalysis Search Method for Coincident Detection of Events in Time and Direction in the Datastreams of LIGO and the of LIGO and the IceCube IceCube Neutrino Detector (poster)
G060639-00 Katsavounidis, Erik MITAnalysis Veto Selection for Gravitational Wave Event Searches (poster)
G060627-00 Conte, RobertoSannioAnalysis Exogenous-Gaussian Modeling of Interferometer Noise Floor (poster)

Other 2006 conferences

Date DCC Speaker Institution Type Venue Title
2006-01-08 G060012-00 Mavalvala, Nergis MITStatus AAS meeting Washington DC Detecting gravitational waves with interferometers
2006-03-24 G060669-00 Harry, Gregg MITStatus 9th Eastern Gravity Meeting Cambridge, MA Initial and Advanced LIGO Status
2006-03-24 G060670-00 Abernhaty, Matt MITInstrument 9th Eastern Gravity Meeting Cambridge, MA Effect of Temperature on Coating Thermal Noise in Advanced LIGO
2006-03-28 G060164-00 Kawabe, Keita LHOStatus GW Detection Symposium, Physical Society of Japan Current status of USA LIGO experiment and international collaboration (in Japanese)
2006-04-06 G060173-00 Penn, Steve Hobart&SmithStatus CHIPP Workshop, EPFL, Lausanne Status of LIGO and Advanced LIGO
2006-05-19 G060221-00 Prix, Reinhard AEIAnalysis 363rd Heraeus Seminar on Neutron Stars and Pulsars Observing Gravitational Waves from Spinning Neutron Stars
2006-05-25 G060275-00 Robertson, Norna StanfordInstrument Class Quant Grav meeting at King's College, London Suspension Design for Advanced LIGO
2006-08-28 G060488-00 Frolov, Valera LLOStatus TeV Particle Astrophysics II Madison, WI Status of LIGO
2006-08-28 N/A Brady, Patrick UWMStatus TeV Particle Astrophysics II Madison, WI LIGO observational results
2006-08-28 G060489-00 Adhikari, Rana CaltechStatus TeV Particle Astrophysics II Madison, WI Advanced LIGO interferometers
2006-08-28 N/A Mavalvala, Nergis MITInstrument TeV Particle Astrophysics II Madison, WI Quantum readout in future gravitational wave interferometers
2006-09-11 G060684-00 Cao, Junwei MITAnalysis GridWorld 2006, Washington DC The LSC Data Grid Client/Server Environment
2006-10-25 G060501-00 Cadonati, Laura MITStatusCOSMO 2006, Lake Tahoe CA Exploring the gravitational wave sky with LIGO
2006-10-05 G060679-00 Ugolini, Dennis TrinityInstrumentTSAPS joint fall meeting, Arlington TX Developing a Capacitive Probe for Measuring Charging Effects on In-Vacuum Optics
2006-10-07 G060504-00 Harry, Gregg MITInstrumentLIGO/Virgo Thermal Noise Workshop LIGO Coating Project
2006-10-27 G060540-00 Rodriguez, Andres LSUAnalysisSACNAS 2006, Tampa FL Searching for Gravitational Waves with LIGO
2006-10-30 G060573-00 Hough, Jim GlasgowStatusLEOS 2006, Montreal The Search for Gravitational Waves
2006-11-06 G060580-00 Brown, Duncan CaltechAnalysisNRDA, MIT Searching for gravitational-waves from compact binaries
2006-11-06 G060570-00 Fairhust, Stephen CaltechAnalysisNRDA, MIT Systematic effects in gravitational-wave data analysis
2006-11-07 G060637-00 Sutton, Patrick CaltechAnalysisNRDA, MIT What we heard about numerical relativity
2006-11-09 G060584-00 O'Reilly, Brian LLOStatusSESAPS 2006, Williamsburg, VA Status of LIGO
2006-11-09 G060582-00 Cadonati, Laura MITStatusSESAPS 2006, Williamsburg, VA Astrophysical sources, analysis methods and current results in LIGO's quest for gravitational waves
2006-11-09 G060581-00 Lantz, Brian StanfordStatusSESAPS 2006, Williamsburg, VA Advanced LIGO: Development and Status
2006-11-16 G060602-00 Klimenko, Sergei UFAnalysisGW data analysis workshop, Poincare Insitute, Paris Detection and reconstruction of burst signals with networks of gravitational wave detectors
2006-11-17 G060683-00 Gonzalez, Gabriela LSUAnalysisGW data analysis workshop, Poincare Insitute, Paris Looking for compact binary systems in real LIGO data
2006-11-17 G060682-00 Sintes, Alicia PalmaAnalysisGW data analysis workshop, Poincare Insitute, Paris Current searches for continuous gravitational waves
2006-11-17 G060681-00 Sathyaprakash, Bangalore CardiffAnalysisGW data analysis workshop, Poincare Insitute, Paris Testing general relativity with the binary inspiral signal
2006-12-13 N/A Mavalvala, Nergis MITInstrumentQEM-II workshop Morro Bay, CA Quantum states of light and GIANTs

2006 Seminars and Colloquia

Date DCC Speaker Institution Type Venue Title
2006-01-18 N/A Mavalvala, Nergis MITStatusSeminar, Los Alamos National Laboratory Detecting gravitational-waves with interferometers.
2006-03-02 G060029-03 Peter Shawhan CaltechStatusColloquium, Syracuse U. LIGO perks up its ears.
2006-03-02 G060031-05 Zucker, Mike LLOStatusColloquium, LSU Baton Rouge LIGO listens.
2006-03-03 N/A Mavalvala, Nergis MITStatusColloquium, Yale University Detecting gravitational-waves with interferometers: Giant detectors, precision measurement, and the search for the elusive waves.
2006-03-07 G060048-00 Richard O'Shaughnessy NorthwesternAnalysis Seminar, Caltech Critically assessing Binary Mergers as short hard GRBs.
2006-03-23 G060174-00 Cadonati, Laura MITAnalysisSeminar, Caltech LIGO's Eyes Wide Open Search for Gravitational Wave Bursts.
2006-04-07 N/A McGuire, Stephen SUBRInstrumentColloquium U. Colorado at Colorado Springs LIGO, materials research and physics education at Southern University.
2006-04-13 G060187-00 Whitcomb, Stan CaltechStatusColloquium, Caltech So, what's going on over at LIGO?
2006-04-18 N/A Mavalvala, Nergis MITInstrumentSeminar, Caltech-JPL Recent progress towards the sub-quantum limited detection.
2006-04-19 N/A Mavalvala, Nergis MITStatusColloquium, Caltech The search for gravitational waves.
2006-04-25 G060671-00 Harry, Gregg MITStatusLecture, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, NY Gravitational Wave Astronomy.
2006-05-16 N/A Mavalvala, Nergis MIT John de Laeter Youth Lecture, Australian Institute of Physics, Perth The bizarre quantum nature of light.
2006-05-18 N/A Mavalvala, Nergis MITStatusDean's Public Lecture, University of Western Australia, Perth. (5/18)
Questacon Museum of Science, Canberra (5/22)
The search for those elusive gravitational waves.
2006-05-25 G060276-00 Sutton, Patrick CaltechAnalysisSeminar, U. Salerno, Italy Coherent network searches for gravitational-wave bursts.
2006-06-22 G060662-00 Prix, Reinhard AEIAnalysis Meudon (6/22) Orsay (6/28) Toulouse (7/6) Observing gravitational waves from spinning neutron stars.
2006-09-12 G060493-01 Lazzarini, Albert CaltechStatusColloquium, U. Mississippi LIGO: Status of operation at design sensitivity and future prospects.
2006-09-21 G060499-00 Mendell, Greg LHOAnalysisSeminar, WSU Pullman The Search For Periodic Gravitational Waves.
2006-10-09 G060506-00 Harry, Gregg MITInstrumentSeminar, U. Sannio Benevento (Italy) Optical Coating Development for the Advanced Optical Coating Development for the Advanced LIGO Gravitational Wave LIGO Gravitational Wave Antennas
2006-10-10 N/A Mavalvala, Nergis MITStatusIAS, Princeton Gravitational wave detectors - nuts and bolts, steel and glass, science and discovery
2006-10-16 G060509-00 Robertson, Norna StanfordStatusColloquium, SLAC LIGO and the Search for Gravitational Waves
2006-10-16 G060513-00
Landry, Mike LHOStatusLectures at CERN Gravitational Wave Astronomy
2006-10-20 G060594-00 Nelson Christensen CarletonStatusColloquium, Montana State U. Searching for Gravitational Waves
2006-10-21 G060620-00 Melissinos, Adrian RochesterStatusLecture, U. Buffalo The Search for GRAVITATIONAL WAVES using the LIGO INTERFEROMETERS
2006-10-30 G060544-00 Reitze, Dave UFStatusOptical Science and Engineering Seminar, U. of Colorado LIGO. Optical Science and Engineering In Search of Black Holes
2006-10-31 G060545-00 Chatterji, Shourov CaltechStatusCaJAGWR seminar Status of LIGO's 5th science run
2006-11-07 N/A Mavalvala, Nergis MITStatusHarvard Center for Ultracold Atoms Quantum states of light and GIANTs
2006-11-15 N/A O'Shaughnessy, Richard NorthwesternAnalysisSeminar, Argonne National Laboratory Detecting binary mergers with gravitational waves
2006-11-15 G060588-00 Sutton, Patrick CaltechAnalysisSeminar, Glasgow Searching for gravitational-wave bursts with LIGO.
2006-11-21 N/A Mavalvala, NergisMITStatus Colloquium, U. Maryland Gravitational Wave Detection: What's New? What's Next?
2006-12-11 G060626-00 Robertson, NornaStanfordStatus Stanford Electronics and Optics Seminar
and HEPL/KIPAC seminar
LIGO and the Search for Gravitational Waves
visitors since Feb 1, 2007