30 May 2017 to 2 June 2017
Impérial Palace
Europe/Paris timezone

Analysing gravitational wave data for black hole echoes

1 Jun 2017, 09:35
Impérial Palace

Impérial Palace

Allée de l'Impérial, Annecy
Invited talk Testing GR


Dr Alex Nielsen (MPI for Gravitational Phys)


We discuss the methods of data analysis and significance estimation used to search for black hole echoes. We conclude that current results do not provide sufficient observational evidence for claiming the existence of Planck-scale structure at black hole horizons and we suggest further techniques that could be used to explore this interesting possibility.

Primary authors

Dr Alex Nielsen (MPI for Gravitational Phys) Dr Alex Nitz (MPI for Gravitational phys) Mr Julian Westerweck (MPI for Gravitational Phys) Dr Ofek Birnholtz (MPI for Gravitational Phys)

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