Anisotropies in the gravitational-wave stochastic background

S. Ölmez, V. Mandic, X. Siemens

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We consider anisotropies in the stochastic background of gravitational-waves (SBGW) arising from random fluctuations in the number of gravitational-wave sources. We first develop the general formalism which can be applied to different cosmological or astrophysical scenarios. We then apply this formalism to calculate the anisotropies of SBGW associated with the fluctuations in the number of cosmic string loops, considering both cosmic string cusps and kinks. We calculate the anisotropies as a function of angle and frequency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number009
JournalJournal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2012


  • gravitational wave detectors
  • gravitational waves / experiments
  • gravitational waves / sources
  • gravitational waves / theory


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