High-Frequency Gravitational Wave research and application to exoplanet studies

1Baker, RML, Jr
1American Association for Advancement of Science, USA
Space Science and Technology 2017, 23 ;(3):47-63
https://doi.org/10.15407/knit2017.03.047
Section: Astronomy and Astrophysics
Publication Language: English
Abstract: 
A discussion of the history of High-Frequency Gravitational Wave (HFGW) research is first presented. Over the years until modern times, starting with the first mention of Gravitational Waves by Poincaré in 1905 and the definition of HFGWs in 1961 by Robert L. Forward, the discussion continues concerning the international research efforts to detect HFGWs. The article highlights the accomplishments of HFGW researchers in China, Russia, Ukraine, England, Australia, Japan, Germany, Spain, Italy, and the United States. Comparisons are made with Low-Frequency Gravitational Wave (LFGW) research, especially concerning the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Observatory or LIGO. In fine, there are presented several interesting perspectives concerning cosmology, the speed of time and, especially, exoplanet applications of HFGWs.
Keywords: exoplanets, gravitational waves, HFGW Detectors, HFGWs, high-frequency gravitational waves, LIGO, speed of time, Starshot
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