Principal Investigator: David Weir , Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Stavanger (Norway)

HPC Platform used: Hazel Hen of HLRS

Local Project ID: PP14112721

Gravitational waves are ripples in spacetime, predicted by Einstein already a century ago. With the announcement earlier this year that gravitational waves had been successfully detected from two black holes merging, attention now turns to other potential sources of gravitational waves. Such sources include dramatic events that may have occurred very early in the history of the universe. Understanding these other sources also informs the design of future gravitational wave detectors, such as the European Space Agency (ESA) project eLISA.