LIGO Document G1100990-v2

EM Followup of GW Transients: Background, first attempt, and prospects

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I will introduce the wealth of information that we can learn from transient GW signals and the observational capabilities of the current and planned ground-based interferometric detectors. Last year, in their joint science runs S6/VSR2&3, LIGO and Virgo partnered with telescopes and made a first attempt at the EM followup of GW transients. I will describe this effort and outline the work being done to prepare for the advanced detector era, which will begin in 201516.
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transient EM followup
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As presented.

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