# Bayesian inference for compact binary coalescences with BILBY:Validation and application to the first LIGO-Virgo gravitational-wave transient catalogue

@article{RomeroShaw2020BayesianIF, title={Bayesian inference for compact binary coalescences with BILBY:Validation and application to the first LIGO-Virgo gravitational-wave transient catalogue}, author={I. Romero-Shaw and C. Talbot and S. Biscoveanu and V. D'Emilio and G. Ashton and C. Berry and S. Coughlin and S. Galaudage and C. Hoy and M. Huebner and K. S. Phukon and M. Pitkin and M. Rizzo and N. Sarin and R. Smith and S. Stevenson and A. Vajpeyi and M. Ar{\`e}ne and K. Athar and S. Banagiri and N. Bose and M. Carney and K. Chatziioannou and J. Clark and M. Colleoni and R. Cotesta and B. Edelman and H. Estell{\'e}s and C. Garc{\'i}a-Quir{\'o}s and Abhirup Ghosh and R. Green and C. Haster and S. Husa and D. Keitel and A. X. Kim and F. Hernandez-Vivanco and I. M. Hernandez and C. Karathanasis and P. Lasky and N. D. Lillo and M. E. Lower and D. Macleod and M. Mateu-Lucena and A. Miller and M. Millhouse and S. Morisaki and S. Oh and S. Ossokine and E. Payne and J. Powell and G. Pratten and M. Puerrer and A. Ramos-Buades and V. Raymond and E. Thrane and J. Veitch and D. Williams and M. J. Williams and L. Xiao}, journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society}, year={2020}, volume={499}, pages={3295-3319} }

Gravitational waves provide a unique tool for observational astronomy. While the first LIGO--Virgo catalogue of gravitational-wave transients (GWTC-1) contains eleven signals from black hole and neutron star binaries, the number of observations is increasing rapidly as detector sensitivity improves. To extract information from the observed signals, it is imperative to have fast, flexible, and scalable inference techniques. In a previous paper, we introduced BILBY: a modular and user-friendly… Expand

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