Conferences

Conferences attended:

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2015
[32] M. Pitkin, "Continuous waves from rotating neutron stars", What comes next for LIGO?, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA, 2015. [Invited talk] [bib]
[31] M. Pitkin, "Statistics lectures", 1st GraWIToN school, EGO, Cascina, Italy, 2015. [Lecture series] [bib]
2013
[30] M. Pitkin, C. Gill, D. I. Jones, G. Woan, "Using an additional harmonic frequency in pulsar gravitational waves searches", Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop 13, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, India, 2013. [Talk] [bib]
2012
[29] M. Pitkin, for the LVC, "The status of galactic neutron star searches using gravitational waves", RAS National Astronomy Meeting, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, 2012. [Poster] [bib]
[28] A. Lowson, M. Pitkin, I. S. Heng, "Studying parameter estimation and model selection with non-GR modes using gravitational waves from known pulsars", Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop 12, Hannover, Germany, 2012. [Poster] [bib]
[27] M. Pitkin, "Should we search for gravitational wave bursts using the 'pulsar terms' in Pulsar Timing Array data?", Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop 12, Hannover, Germany, 2012. [Poster] [bib]
2011
[26] M. Pitkin, for the LSC, "The status of searches for continuous gravitational waves", IoP NPPD Meeting, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK, 2011. [LIGO-G1100427-v1] [bib]
[25] M. Pitkin, J. Veitch, C. Gill, E. Macdonald, et al., "A new parameter estimation method for known pulsar searches", 9th Edouardo Amaldi Meeting, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK, 2011. [Poster] [bib]
2010
[24] M. Pitkin, for the LSC, "Known pulsars as continuous gravitational wave sources", RAS National Astronomy Meeting, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK, 2010. [Poster] [bib]
2009
[23] Probing Neutron Star with Gravitational Waves, Penn State University, State College, PA, USA, 2009. [bib]
[22] M. Pitkin, for the LSC, "The search for gravitational waves from known pulsars", RAS National Astronomy Meeting/JENAM, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK, 2009. [LIGO-G0900041-v1] [bib]
[21] M. Pitkin, for the LSC, "Gravitational wave astronomy: A status report", IoP Astroparticle Physics Meeting, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, 2009. [LIGO-G0900494-v1] [bib]
[20] M. Pitkin, for the LSC, "The search for gravitational waves from known pulsars", GWDAW13, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2009. [LIGO-G0900041-v1] [bib]
[19] J. Veitch, M. Pitkin, "Probing individual SMBH binaries using simulated PTA data", 8th Edouardo Amaldi Meeting, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, 2009. [Poster] [bib]
[18] M. Pitkin, for the LSC, "Searching for gravitational waves from known pulsars using LIGO S5 data", 8th Edouardo Amaldi Meeting, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, 2009. [LIGO-G0900547-v1] [bib]
2008
[17] M. Pitkin, for the LSC, "Gravitational wave astrophysics: Are we there yet?", RAS National Astronomy Meeting, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, 2008. [LIGO-G080175-00] [bib]
[16] M. Pitkin, for the LSC, "Results from searches for a continuous gravitational wave signal from the Crab pulsar", 211th American Astronomical Society meeting, Austin, Texas, USA, 2008. [LIGO-G070902-00 - Invited talk] [bib]
2007
[15] M. Pitkin, for the LSC, "Recent results for the LIGO pulsar searches", Recontres de Moriond, La Thuile, Val d'Aosta, Italy, 2007. [LIGO-G070043-01] [bib]
[14] M. Pitkin, "LISA and pulsar timing observations of the most massive black hole coalescences", GWDAW12, MIT, Boston, USA, 2007. [Poster] [bib]
[13] M. Pitkin, J. Clark, M. A. Hendry, I. S. Heng, et al., "Is there potential complementarity between LISA and pulsar timing?", 7th Edoardo Amaldi Conference, Sydney, Australia, 2007. [Poster] [bib]
[12] M. Pitkin, for the LSC, "Beating the Crab pulsar spin-down and other upper limits: new results from the LIGO S5 known pulsar search", American Physical Society April Meeting, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 2007. [LIGO-G070230-01] [bib]
2006
[11] M. Pitkin, G. Woan, "Towards evidence based searches for ring-down gravitational wave signals from soft γ-ray repeater hyperflares", Recent developments in the study of Gamma-ray bursts, The Royal Society, London, UK, 2006. [Poster] [bib]
[10] M. Pitkin, for the LSC, "New gravitational wave upper limits for selected millisecond pulsars using LIGO S5 data", GWDAW11, Potsdam, Germany, 2006. [LIGO-G060623-01] [bib]
[9] M. Pitkin, for the LSC, "A search for gravitational wave signals from known pulsars using early data from the LIGO S5 run", American Physical Society April Meeting, Dallas, Texas, USA, 2006. [LIGO-G060189-00] [bib]
2005
[8] M. Pitkin, for the LSC, "Gravitational waves from neutron stars", RAS National Astronomy Meeting, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, 2005. [bib]
[7] M. Pitkin, "Bayesian techniques in gravitational wave data analysis", RAS National Astronomy Meeting, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, 2005. [bib]
[6] M. Pitkin, for the LSC, "Searching for gravitational waves from known pulsars", RSE Cormack Bequest Meeting, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, UK, 2005. [bib]
2004
[5] M. Pitkin, for the LSC, "Searching for gravitational waves from known pulsars", GWDAW9, Annecy, France, 2004. [bib]
[4] M. Pitkin, "Searching for gravitational waves from binary pulsars", RSE Cormack Bequest Meeting, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, 2004. [bib]
2003
[3] M. Pitkin, "Data analysis for interferometric gravitational wave detectors", PPARC e-Science Summer School, NeSC, Edinburgh, UK, 2003. [bib]
[2] UK GRAD School, Royal Albion Hotel, Brighton, UK, 2003. [bib]
[1] M. Pitkin, G. Woan, "Searching for gravitational waves from the Crab pulsar - the problem of timing noise", 5th Edoardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves, 2003. [Poster] [bib]
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Collaboration meetings:

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2014
[37] LVC Meeting, Stanford, San Francisco, California, USA, 2014. [bib]
2013
[36] M. Pitkin, "S6/VSR2,4 targeted pulsar search results", LVC Meeting, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, 2013. [Not present at meeting, talk given by phone - LIGO-G1300254] [bib]
2012
[35] M. Pitkin, "Known pulsar searches in S6, VSR2 and VSR4", LVC Meeting, Rome, Italy, 2012. [LIGO-G1200894] [bib]
2011
[34] M. Pitkin, "Parameter estimation - review", LVC Meeting, Arcadia, CA, USA, 2011. [LIGO-G1100259-v1] [bib]
[33] M. Pitkin, "A new parameter estimation code for known pulsar searches", LVC Meeting, LAL Orsay, Paris, France, 2011. [LIGO-G1100614-v2] [bib]
2010
[32] M. Pitkin, "Vela paper update", LVC Meeting, Krakow, Poland, 2010. [bib]
[31] M. Pitkin, "Constraining triaxial neutron star parameters with GW observations", LVC Meeting, Arcadia, CA, USA, 2010. [bib]
[30] LVC Meeting, Hannover, Germany, 2010. [bib]
2009
[29] M. Pitkin, "Extracting S6a/VSR2 pulsar hardware injections", LVC Meeting, Lorand Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary, 2009. [LIGO-G0900879-v1] [bib]
[28] M. Pitkin, "The search for gravitational waves from known pulsars with LIGO S5 data", LVC Meeting, Arcadia, CA, USA, 2009. [LIGO-G0900154-v1] [bib]
[27] M. Pitkin, "Update on the search for known pulsars with LIGO S5 data", LVC Meeting, LAL Orsay, Paris, France, 2009. [Not present at the meeting, talk given by phone - LIGO-G0900468-v1] [bib]
[26] M. Pitkin, "Preliminary S6/VSR2 Crab pulsar search", LVC Meeting, Cambridge, Boston, MA, USA, 2009. [Not present at the meeting, talk given by phone - LIGO-G0901110-v1] [bib]
[25] M. Pitkin, "S6/VSR2 pulsar hardware injection recovery", LVC Meeting, Cambridge, Boston, MA, USA, 2009. [Not present at the meeting, talk given by phone - LIGO-G0901135-v1] [bib]
2008
[24] M. Pitkin, "S5 known pulsar search update", LVC Meeting, NIKHEF, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2008. [LIGO-G080462-00] [bib]
[23] M. Pitkin, "S5 known pulsar search update", LVC Meeting, Caltech, Pasadena, CA, USA, 2008. [LIGO-G080095-00] [bib]
[22] M. Pitkin, "Known pulsar searches: Folding in everything!", LVC Meeting, LAL Orsay, Paris, France, 2008. [LIGO-G080381-00] [bib]
[21] M. Pitkin, "The status of GEO", LVC Meeting, LAL Orsay, Paris, France, 2008. [LIGO-G080344-00] [bib]
2007
[20] M. Pitkin, for the LSC, "Known pulsar searches within the LSC", PPARC GEO600 site visit, Albert Einstein Institute, Hannover, Germany, 2007. [bib]
[19] M. Pitkin, J. Betzweiser, "Targeted searches for the Crab pulsar", LVC Meeting, Albert Einstein Institute, Hannover, Germany, 2007. [LIGO-G070699-00] [bib]
[18] M. Pitkin, "S5 known pulsar search update and Beating spin-down: upper limits on emission from the Crab pulsar", LVC Meeting, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, 2007. [LIGO-G070135-00] [bib]
[17] M. Pitkin, J. Betzweiser, "Targeted searches for the Crab pulsar", LVC Meeting, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA, 2007. [LIGO-G070872-00] [bib]
2006
[16] M. Pitkin, "S5 known pulsar analysis - updated upper limits and beating spin-down", LSC Meeting, MIT, Cambridge, Boston, MA, USA, 2006. [LIGO- G060622-00] [bib]
[15] M. Pitkin, "Preliminary results of the known pulsar search using S5 data", LSC Meeting, LIGO WA, Hanford, Washington, USA, 2006. [LIGO- G060081-00] [bib]
[14] M. Pitkin, "S5 pulsar analysis - the first 8 months", LSC Meeting, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, 2006. [LIGO- G060449-00] [bib]
[13] M. Pitkin, "S5 known pulsar analysis - prospects for GEO", GEO600 Meeting, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, UK, 2006. [bib]
2005
[12] R. Dupuis, M. Pitkin, G. Woan, "S3 time domain known pulsar search", LSC Meeting, LIGO LA, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, 2005. [Not attended, but presentation given by phone - LIGO- G050179-00] [bib]
[11] R. Dupuis, M. Pitkin, G. Woan, "S3 time domain known pulsar search", LSC Meeting, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, 2005. [LIGO- G050353-00] [bib]
[10] R. Dupuis, M. Pitkin, G. Woan, "Targeted radio pulsar search with S3/S4 data", LSC Meeting, LIGO WA, Hanford, Washington, USA, 2005. [LIGO- G050392-00] [bib]
2004
[9] R. Dupuis, M. Pitkin, G. Woan, "S3 time domain known pulsar search", LSC Meeting, MIT, Cambridge, Boston, MA, USA, 2004. [LIGO- G040507-00] [bib]
[8] M. Pitkin, "Results of S3 pulsar injections", LSC Meeting, LIGO LA, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, 2004. [LIGO- G040144-00] [bib]
[7] LSC Meeting, Tufts University, Medford, Boston, MA, USA, 2004. [Presentation to the burst search group] [bib]
[6] GEO600 Meeting, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 2004. [bib]
2003
[5] R. Dupuis, M. Pitkin, G. Woan, "Known isolated pulsars - preliminary S2 results", LSC Meeting, LIGO WA, Hanford, Washington, USA, 2003. [LIGO- G030584-00] [bib]
[4] LSC Meeting, LIGO LA, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, 2003. [bib]
[3] LSC Meeting, GEO600, Albert Einstein Institute, Hannover, Germany, 2003. [Update on known pulsar searches] [bib]
[2] M. Pitkin, "A Bayesian methods for obtaining a GW burst rate upper limit or confidence interval", GEO600 Meeting, Albert Einstein Institute, Hannover, Germany, 2003. [bib]
2002
[1] GEO600 Meeting, Albert Einstein Institute, Golm, Germany, 2002. [bib]
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Seminars:

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2015
[7] M. Pitkin, for the LVC, "Gravitational wave searches: an overview", Astronomy Group seminar, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK, 2015. [LIGO-G1500072] [bib]
[6] M. Pitkin, D. Williams, L. Fletcher, S. Grant, "Searching for flares in Kepler data", Division of Mathematics seminar, School of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK, 2015. [bib]
2012
[5] M. Pitkin, for the LVC, "Gravitational waves from known pulsars: past searches and future propects", Gravitational Physics group seminar, School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK, 2012. [LIGO-G1200546-v1] [bib]
2010
[4] M. Pitkin, "Searching for gravitational waves from known pulsars", General Relativity group seminar, School of Mathematics, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK, 2010. [LIGO-G1100914-v1] [bib]
2009
[3] M. Pitkin, for the LVC, "Gravitational wave astronomy: status and plans", Deparment of Physics seminar, Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK, 2009. [LIGO-G1100913-v1] [bib]
2007
[2] M. Pitkin, "The search for gravitational waves", IoP Evening Lecture, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, 2007. [LIGO-G070158-00] [bib]
[1] M. Pitkin, "The search for gravitational waves", Astronomy Group Seminar, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, 2007. [LIGO-G070157-00] [bib]
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