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dc.contributor.advisorShawhan, Peter
dc.contributor.authorGrant, Jacob
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-16T16:14:05Z
dc.date.available2018-02-16T16:14:05Z
dc.date.issued2018-02-15
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2JW86P7F
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/20507
dc.description.abstractThe Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) successfully discovered tensor polarization gravitational waves a few years ago; these waves are predicted by Einsteins General Theory of Relativity. My research was to determine if the sensitivity of the interferometers in use today is sufficient enough to detect another, weaker type of gravitational waves (not theorized by general relativity): scalar polarization. I determined, by running detection efficiencies for various simulated signals, that additional interferometers will be needed if a comprehensive search for scalar gravitational waves is to be conducted.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleSearch for Scalar Polarization Gravitational Wavesen_US
dc.typeResearch Paperen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Maryland
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md)
dc.contributor.departmentPhysicsen_US


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