LIGO Document G1700813-v5

Search for Gravitational Waves Associated with Gamma-Ray Bursts During the First Advanced LIGO Observing Run

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09 Jul 2017, 12:47
Gamma-ray bursts are the most luminous electromagnetic events in the universe. They fall into two, broad categories: long-duration bursts, which are powered by the core collapse of rapidly rotating massive stars, and short-duration bursts, for which binary neutron star and neutron star-black hole mergers are the leading progenitor candidates. In both scenarios, gravitational waves are expected to accompany the gamma-ray burst, making these transient phenomena promising events for gravitational-wave follow-up. In this talk, I present the results of the targeted searches for gravitational waves in association with gamma-ray bursts obtained during the first Advanced LIGO observing run, which was carried out between September 2015 and January 2016.
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Amaldi 12 held on 09 Jul 2017 in Hilton Hotel, Pasadena, CA

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