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New physics from space: gravitational waves

Grant number: 06/56041-3
Support type:Research Projects - Thematic Grants
Duration: April 01, 2007 - September 30, 2013
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics
Principal Investigator:Odylio Denys de Aguiar
Grantee:Odylio Denys de Aguiar
Home Institution: Instituto de Física (IF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Co-Principal Investigators:Jose Carlos Neves de Araujo
Associated grant(s):11/11719-0 - Data analysis for gravitational wave experiments, AV.EXT
11/13272-3 - Gravitational waves and perturbations of neutron stars, AV.EXT
09/01067-6 - 8th Edoardo Amaldi conference on gravitational waves, AR.EXT
Associated scholarship(s):12/22752-1 - Multi-nested pendula: a new cryogenic vibrational isolation system for the Advanced LIGO gravitational waves detector, BP.DR
10/09101-6 - Development of the data analysis pipeline for burst and periodic signals in the Mario Schenberg gravitational wave detector and viability study of microwave oscilators in space, BP.PD
07/07332-8 - A noise model for the LISA gravitational wave detector, BP.IC

Abstract

The first gravitational wave detection and the regular observation of gravitational waves are certainly among the most important scientific goals and technological challenges for the beginning of this millennium. They will open a new window for the observation of the universe. In this thematic project we proposed the first four years of operation of the Mario Schenberg gravitational wave detector, the development of the transducer technology for very high sensitivity performance of this detector, the upgrade of the Schenberg detector for operation at milikelvin temperatures, the development of software for gravitational wave data analysis and data acquisition of this detector and other foreign detectors, and the study of gravitational waves and their sources. The Mario Schenberg gravitational wave detector is composed of a 1.15 ton and 65-cm-diameter CuA16% spherical antenna and was constructed at the University of São Paulo under a large brazilian and international collaboration with full support of FAPESP. It will be operating with an initial target strain noise power spectral density h ~ 2 x 10-21 Hz-½ in a bandwidth of about 50Hz around 3.2 kHz. When operational this detector will be part of an international network of detectors/observatories. The goal of this network is the improvement of the quality and the reliability of the detected signal. (AU)

Articles published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the research grant
A new window on the Universe 

Scientific publications (10)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
BORTOLI, FABIO DA SILVA; FRAJUCA, CARLOS; MAGALHAES, NADJA S.; AGUIAR, ODYLIO D.; DE SOUZA, SERGIO TURANO. On the Cabling Seismic Isolation for the Microwave Transducers of the Schenberg Detector. Brazilian Journal of Physics, v. 49, n. 1, p. 133-139, FEB 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
CONSTANCIO, JR., M.; AGUIAR, O. D.; KEISER, G. MCCURRACH; MALHEIRO, M.; LEMOS, L. J. RANGEL. Do coupled nested pendula have the same eigenfrequencies as pendula in cascade?. Journal of Instrumentation, v. 9, AUG 2014. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DA SILVA COSTA, C. F.; FAUTH, A. C.; PEREIRA, L. A. S.; AGUIAR, O. D. The cosmic ray veto system of the Mario Schenberg gravitational wave detector. NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SP, v. 752, p. 65-70, JUL 11 2014. Web of Science Citations: 1.
DE PAULA, L. A. N.; AGUIAR, O. D.; OLIVEIRA, JR., N. F. Remote coupling between a probe and a superconducting klystron cavity for use in gravitational wave detectors. Journal of Instrumentation, v. 8, AUG 2013. Web of Science Citations: 7.
DA SILVA ALVES, MARCIO EDUARDO; TINTO, MASSIMO. Pulsar timing sensitivities to gravitational waves from relativistic metric theories of gravity. Physical Review D, v. 83, n. 12 JUN 27 2011. Web of Science Citations: 14.
AGUIAR, ODYLIO DENYS. Past, present and future of the Resonant-Mass gravitational wave detectors. Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics, v. 11, n. 1, p. 1-42, JAN 2011. Web of Science Citations: 20.
AGUIAR‚ O.D. Past‚ present and future of the Resonant-Mass gravitational wave detectors. Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics, v. 11, n. 1, p. 1, 2010.
TINTO, MASSIMO; DA SILVA ALVES, MARCIO EDUARDO. LISA sensitivities to gravitational waves from relativistic metric theories of gravity. Physical Review D, v. 82, n. 12, p. 122003, 2010. Web of Science Citations: 24.
AGUIAR, O. D.; ANDRADE, L. A.; BARROSO, J. J.; CASTRO, P. J.; COSTA, C. A.; SOUZA, S. T. DE; WAARD, A. DE; FAUTH, A. C.; FRAJUCA, C.; FROSSATI, G.; ET AL. The Schenberg spherical gravitational wave detector: the first commissioning runs. Classical and Quantum Gravity, v. 25, n. 11, p. 0-0, June 2008.
LENZI‚ C.H.; MAGALHÃES‚ N.S.; MARINHO JR‚ R.M.; COSTA‚ C.A.; ARAÚJO‚ H.A.B.; AGUIAR‚ O.D. Solution of the inverse problem in spherical gravitational wave detectors using a model with independent bars. Physical Review D, v. 78, n. 6, p. 062005, 2008.

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