20230719 Data analysis challenges for stochastic gravitational wave backgrounds
Data analysis challenges for stochastic gravitational wave backgrounds 19-21 July 2023 at CERN
Seven years after the first discovery of a transient gravitational wave (GW) event by the LIGO/Virgo collaboration, a next milestone will be the discovery of a stochastic gravitational wave background (SGWB). Such a SGWB will contain unresolved astrophysical GW sources and will also provide a unique window to potential cosmological sources in the very early universe. However, a large number of challenges remain, including the discrimination of signal and noise, the discrimination between different contributions to the SGWB, and in general the challenge to maximize the science output from the upcoming experimental data.