Springer Theses

Gravitational Wave Astrophysics with Pulsar Timing Arrays

Authors: Mingarelli, Chiara M. F.

  • Nominated by the University of Birmingham UK as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis
  • Opens new research avenues in the use of Pulsar Timing Arrays (PTAs) to study populations of super-massive black hole binaries through gravitational-wave observations
  • Pioneers a technique to probe the level of anisotropy of the diffuse gravitational-wave background radiation from the whole population of super-massive black hole binaries in the Universe
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This Ph.D. thesis from the University of Birmingham UK opens new research avenues in the use of Pulsar Timing Arrays (PTAs) to study populations of super-massive black hole binaries through gravitational-wave observations. Chiara Mingarelli's work has shown for the first time that PTAs can yield information about the non-linear dynamics of the gravitational field. This is possible because PTAs capture, at the same time, radiation from the same source emitted at stages of its binary evolution that are separated by thousands of years.  Dr. Mingarelli, who is the recipient of a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship, has also been amongst the pioneers of the technique that will allow us to probe the level of anisotropy of the diffuse gravitational-wave background radiation from the whole population of super-massive black hole binaries in the Universe. Indeed, future observations will provide us with hints about the distribution of galaxies harboring massive black holes and insights into end products of hierarchical mergers of galaxies.

About the authors

Chiara Mingarelli received a BSc Double Honours Mathematics and Physics from Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada; 2006), an MSc in Astrophysics and Cosmology from the University of Bologna, (Bologna, Italy; 2009) and a PhD from the University of Birmingham (Birmingham, UK; 2014). She currently holds a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship--a competitive 3-year prize fellowship funded by the European Union.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Mingarelli, Chiara M. F.

    Pages 1-47

  • Characterizing Gravitational Wave Stochastic Background Anisotropy with Pulsar Timing Arrays

    Mingarelli, Chiara M. F.

    Pages 49-70

  • Effect of Small Pulsar Distance Variations in Stochastic GW Background Searches with PTAs

    Mingarelli, Chiara M. F.

    Pages 71-90

  • Observing the Dynamics of Supermassive Black Hole Binaries with Pulsar Timing Arrays

    Mingarelli, Chiara M. F.

    Pages 91-104

  • Conclusions

    Mingarelli, Chiara M. F.

    Pages 105-107

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-18401-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-18400-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gravitational Wave Astrophysics with Pulsar Timing Arrays
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-18401-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-18401-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-18400-5
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 119
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
Topics