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Parameter estimation for compact binaries with ground-based gravitational-wave observations using the LALInference software library
The Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo gravitational-wave (GW) detectors will begin operation in the coming years, with compact binary coalescence events a likely source for the first detections. TheExpand
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Dynamical Formation of the GW150914 Binary Black Hole
We explore the possibility that GW150914, the binary black hole merger recently detected by Advanced LIGO, was formed by gravitational interactions in the core of a dense star cluster. Using modelsExpand
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THE FIRST TWO YEARS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC FOLLOW-UP WITH ADVANCED LIGO AND VIRGO
We anticipate the first direct detections of gravitational waves (GWs) with Advanced LIGO and Virgo later this decade. Though this groundbreaking technical achievement will be its own reward, a stillExpand
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Binary Black Hole Mergers from Globular Clusters: Implications for Advanced LIGO.
The predicted rate of binary black hole mergers from galactic fields can vary over several orders of magnitude and is extremely sensitive to the assumptions of stellar evolution. But in dense stellarExpand
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On the properties of the massive binary black hole merger GW170729
We present a detailed investigation into the properties of GW170729, the gravitational wave with the most massive and distant source confirmed to date. We employ an extensive set of waveform models,Expand
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Fast and accurate inference on gravitational waves from precessing compact binaries
Inferring astrophysical information from gravitational waves emitted by compact binaries is one of the key science goals of gravitational-wave astronomy. In order to reach the full scientificExpand
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Measuring the neutron star tidal deformability with equation-of-state-independent relations and gravitational waves
Gravitational wave measurements of binary neutron star coalescences offer information about the properties of the extreme matter that comprises the stars. Despite our expectation that all neutronExpand
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Parameter estimation for binary neutron-star coalescences with realistic noise during the Advanced LIGO era
Advanced ground-based gravitational-wave (GW) detectors begin operation imminently. Their intended goal is not only to make the first direct detection of GWs, but also to make inferences about theExpand
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The US Program in Ground-Based Gravitational Wave Science: Contribution from the LIGO Laboratory
Recent gravitational-wave observations from the LIGO and Virgo observatories have brought a sense of great excitement to scientists and citizens the world over. Since September 2015,10 binary blackExpand
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Eccentric Black Hole Mergers in Dense Star Clusters: The Role of Binary-Binary Encounters
We present the first systematic study of strong binary-single and binary-binary black hole interactions with the inclusion of general relativity. When including general relativistic effects in strongExpand
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