Basics of Gravitational Waves: Theory and Experiments

Anna Driutti

Corso di "Relatività Generale"

Gravitational waves are a specific prediction of General Relativity. Although we have indirect evidence of their existence, a direct detection on ground based interferometers is still a future goal of major international collaborations. In this presentation we will discuss the basics of the theory of gravitational waves, and selected topics in connection with ongoing experimental projects.