10:55 AM - 11:40 AM (45 min)
Deborah Ferguson (The University of Texas at Austin)
Abstract: Gravitational wave detections have become routine with LIGO and Virgo having announced 50 events to date. Numerical relativity is crucial for the detection and characterization of each of these binaries. This talk will discuss the ways gravitational wave detectors use NR waveforms, how we prepare NR waveforms for their use, and what challenges the NR community will need to address to be prepared for the wealth of gravitational wave detections expected in the coming decades.