Date: **October 10th 2019, 15h00**

Speaker:** Fangchen Feng (Laboratoire Astroparticule & Cosmologie)
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Title: **Reconstruction and characterisation of polarisations of a gravitational-wave signal**

Room: **Kepler**

**Abstract**

Polarisation properties of gravitational waves carry crucial information about the physics of gravitational sources (binary compact systems of black holes or neutron stars, etc. ) such as precession effects. In practice, the reconstruction of the two polarizations h+(t) and h×(t) is made possible by the use of at least two non-aligned detectors. To this aim, we propose a complete analysis procedure of gravitational-wave signals. Starting from measurements, this procedure estimates the sky position of the source, reconstructs the two components h+(t) and h×(t) and estimates instantaneous Stokes parameters of the wave. This set of non-parametric observables encodes many fine properties of the astrophysical source without close bounds to a specific dynamical model, making them particularly suited to decipher precession effects.