The following is a suggested list of papers. Substitutions can be made if requested.

Basics of gravitational waves

- February 2. Overview:
"Gravitational-wave sources", B. F. Schutz 1996, Class. Quantum Grav. 13, A219
- February 9. Information from inspirals:
"Gravitational waves from extreme mass ratio inspirals: challenges in
mapping the spacetime of massive, compact objects", S. A. Hughes 2001,
Class. Quantum Grav. 18, 4067

Sources: neutron stars

- February 16. Double neutron star systems:
"A Double-Pulsar System - A Rare Laboratory for Relativistic
Gravity and Plasma Physics", A. G. Lyne et al. 2003, astro-ph/0401086
More info on NS-NS statistics: "The Probability Distribution of Binary Pulsar Coalescence Rates. I. Double Neutron Star Systems in the Galactic Field", Kim et al. 2003, ApJ, 584, 985

- February 23. Solitary neutron stars:
"Neutron Star Pulsations
and Instabilities", Lee Lindblom 2001, astro-ph/0101136
For the original paper on neutron star r-mode instabilities: "A New Class of Unstable Modes of Rotating Relativistic Stars", N. Andersson 1998 ApJ, 502, 708

Detectors

- March 1. Bar detectors:
"Resonant-mass detectors of gravitational waves in the short- and medium-term
future", E. Coccia 2003, Class. Quantum Grav. 20, S135
- March 8. Time-delay interferometry:
"Cancellation of laser noise in an unequal-arm interferometer detector of
gravitational radiation", M. Tinto and J. W. Armstrong 1999,
Phys. Rev. D 59, 102003
For many more details on laser interferometry: " Gravitational Wave Detection by Interferometry (Ground and Space)", J. Hough and S. Rowan, Living Reviews

Sources: black holes

- March 15. Stellar-mass:
"Black Hole Mergers in the Universe", S. F. Portegies Zwart and
S. L. W. McMillan 2000, ApJ, 528, L17
- March 22. SPRING BREAK: NO MEETING
- March 29. Intermediate-mass:
"Gravitational Radiation from Intermediate-Mass Black Holes", M. C. Miller
2002, ApJ, 581, 438
- April 5. Supermassive:
"Cosmology with coalescing massive black holes", S. A. Hughes and D. E. Holz
2003, Class. Quantum Grav. 20, S65

Sources: other

- April 12. Supernovae:
"Gravitational radiation from axisymmetric rotational core collapse", K. Kotake
et al. 2003, Phys. Rev. D., 68, 044023
- April 19. Primordial:
"Detectability of the primordial origin of the gravitational wave background
in the Universe", J. Lesgourgues et al. 2000, A\&A, 359, 414
For many more theoretical details, see: "Gravitational radiation from cosmological turbulence", A. Kosowsky et al. 2002, Phys. Rev. D., 66, 024030

- April 26. WD-WD background:
"The gravitational wave background from cosmological compact binaries",
A. J. Farmer and E. S. Phinney 2003, MNRAS, 346, 1197

Data analysis

- May 3. Matched filtering:
"Gravitational waves from eccentric compact binaries: Reduction in signal-to-noise
ratio due to nonoptimal signal processing", K. Martel and E. Poisson 1999,
Phys. Rev. D, 60, 124008

Numerical relativity

- May 10. Algorithms and issues:
"Modelling binary black-hole coalescence", J. Baker 2003,
Class. Quantum Grav. 20, S201
For more technical details, see: "Calculating Gravitational Wave Signatures from Binary Black Hole Mergers", J. Centrella 2003, astro-ph/0307323