Gravitational Wave Signal Catalog

Here we provide theoretical gravitational-wave signal predictions from a variety of core-collapse supernova and neutron star merger simulations carried out in recent years. This is a service to the community and in an effort to further and nurture collaboration between theorists, modelers, and the gravitational wave data analysis community. All waveforms are freely available for download and we kindly request that in the case of a publication involving these GW signal data be acknowledged and the original paper in which the waveforms were first published be cited.

If you have GW signal predictions you would like to make available on or link to from, please e-mail us at   .

For a review of gravitational wave emission in core-core collapse supernovae, see the Classial & Quantum Gravity Topical Review, C. D. Ott, CQG 26, 063001 (2009) (ads):

GW signal data from the following studies are available on Please feel free to contact Christian D. Ott (cott at with any questions or comments you might have.

The GW signals from the following core collapse and binary merger studies are available off-site:




The theoretical gravitational wave signal estimates provided here were produced in work supported in part by:

  • The National Science Foundation, under grant numbers PHY-1151197 (CAREER), PHY-14044569, AST-1333520, AST-1205732, AST-1212170, PHY-1068881, OCI-0905046, AST-0855535.
  • The Sherman Fairchild Foundation
  • The Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program of the DOE, under grant numbers DE-FC02-01ER41184 and DE-FC02-06ER41452.
  • Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA), under NSF grant PHY0216783.
  • Computer time at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), which is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC03-76SF00098.
  • Computer time on the NSF XSEDE network under grant number TG-PHY100033.
  • Computer time on the NSF Teragrid under grant number TG-MCA02N014.
  • Computer time on the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI) compute clusters.
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) through the Transregional Research Centers Contract number SFB/TR 7 "Gravitational Wave Astronomy