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30th Oct 2016

>I'm working on my Master's in Statistics and taking a course in "General Relativity for Mathematicians" where we're studying differential geometry, so I can (somewhat) handle the heavy stuff! We don't specifically talk about gravitational waves though, or at least we haven't yet. Differential geometry definitely isn't my specialty but I have a strong mathematical background, so the surface level stuff isn't too bad. We just began working on "Gauge Fields, knots, and gravity" by John Baez so hopefully I'll be more up to speed soon.

Oh cool! In that case I'll recommend a few more, since you're more math-oriented.

General Relativity by Wald is a bit outdated, but the presentation is significantly more mathematical then the other texts I suggested. It's the classic text for mathematical physicists.

Classical Theory of Fields by Landau and Lifshitz covers electromagnetism and general relativity together and shows how the mathematical structure of the theories is very similar. This is a very dense text, but there's a lot a of insight to unwrap.

Living reviews in relativity is an open-access journal specializing in review papers on general relativity and related topics. It's basically a library of textbooks on topics of open research and I definitely recommend utilizing it. There are a number of articles on gravitational wave science of varying levels of accessibility.

>Thank you again for all the resources! This is more than I could have hoped for. Can I offer you Reddit gold or any sort of charity donation in your name, if you'd like to support a specific cause?

Oh you don't have to do that. But if you want to offer a donation, a few dollars to the Red Cross wouldn't go amiss. :)

**EDIT:** I want to add that there's a lot of fancy statistics that goes into gravitational wave science. I'm not an expert in this, but we use Bayesian techniques to extract the properties of the gravitational wave sources.

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