Binary Black Hole Population Properties Inferred from the First and Second Observing Runs of Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo.

  title={Binary Black Hole Population Properties Inferred from the First and Second Observing Runs of Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo.},
  author={The Ligo Scientific Collaboration and T. Abbott and R. Abbott and S. Abraham and F. Acernese and K. Ackley and C. Adams and R. Adhikari and V. Adya and C. Affeldt and M. Agathos and K. Agatsuma and N. Aggarwal and O. D. Aguiar and L. Aiello and A. Ain and P. Ajith and G. Allen and A. Allocca and M. Aloy and P. Altin and A. Amato and A. Ananyeva and S. Anderson and W. Anderson and S. Angelova and S. Antier and S. Appert and K. Arai and M. Araya and J. Areeda and M. Ar{\`e}ne and N. Arnaud and K. Arun and S. Ascenzi and G. Ashton and S. Aston and P. Astone and F. Aubin and P. Aufmuth and K. AultONeal and C. Austin and V. Avendano and A. Avila-Alvarez and S. Babak and P. Bacon and F. Badaracco and M. Bader and S. Bae and P. Baker and F. Baldaccini and G. Ballardin and S. Ballmer and S. Banagiri and J. Barayoga and S. Barclay and B. Barish and D. Barker and K. Barkett and S. Barnum and F. Barone and B. Barr and L. Barsotti and M. Barsuglia and D. Barta and J. Bartlett and I. Bartos and R. Bassiri and A. Basti and M. Bawaj and J. Bayley and M. Bazzan and B. B'ecsy and M. Bejger and I. Belahcene and A. Bell and D. Beniwal and B. Berger and G. Bergmann and S. Bernuzzi and J. J. Bero and C. Berry and D. Bersanetti and A. Bertolini and J. Betzwieser and R. Bhandare and J. Bidler and I. Bilenko and S. A. Bilgili and G. Billingsley and J. Birch and R. Birney and O. Birnholtz and S. Biscans and S. Biscoveanu and A. Bisht and M. Bitossi and M. Bizouard and J. Blackburn and C. Blair and D. Blair and R. Blair and S. Bloemen and N. Bode and M. Boer and Y. Boetzel and G. Bogaert and F. Bondu and E. Bonilla and R. Bonnand and P. Booker and B. A. Boom and C. Booth and R. Bork and V. Boschi and S. Bose and K. Bossie and V. Bossilkov and J. Bosveld and Y. Bouffanais and A. Bozzi and C. Bradaschia and P. Brady and A. Bramley and M. Branchesi and J. Brau and T. Briant and J. Briggs and F. Brighenti and A. Brillet and M. Brinkmann and V. Brisson and P. Brockill and A. Brooks and D. Brown and S. Brunett and A. Buikema and T. Bulik and H. Bulten and A. Buonanno and R. Buscicchio and D. Buskulic and C. Buy and R. Byer and M. Cabero and L. Cadonati and G. Cagnoli and C. Cahillane and J. Bustillo and T. Callister and E. Calloni and J. Camp and W. A. Campbell and M. Canepa and K. Cannon and H. Cao and J. Cao and E. Capocasa and F. Carbognani and S. Caride and M. Carney and G. Carullo and J. Diaz and C. Casentini and S. Caudill and M. Cavaglia and F. Cavalier and R. Cavalieri and G. Cella and P. Cerd{\'a}-Dur{\'a}n and G. Cerretani and E. Cesarini and O. Chaibi and K. Chakravarti and S. Chamberlin and M. Chan and S. Chao and P. Charlton and E. Chase and {\'E}. Chassande-Mottin and D. Chatterjee and M. Chaturvedi and K. Chatziioannou and B. D. Cheeseboro and H. Chen and X. Chen and Y. Chen and H. Cheng and C. K. Cheong and H. Chia and A. Chincarini and A. Chiummo and G. Cho and H. Cho and M. Cho and N. Christensen and Q. Chu and S. Chua and K. W. 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  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
  • The Ligo Scientific Collaboration, T. Abbott, +1,137 authors J. Zweizig
  • Published 2018
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
  • We present results on the mass, spin, and redshift distributions of the ten binary black hole mergers detected in the first and second observing runs completed by Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo. We constrain properties of the binary black hole (BBH) mass spectrum using models with a range of parameterizations of the BBH mass and spin distributions. We find that the mass distribution of the more massive black hole in such binaries is well approximated by models with no more than 1% of black… CONTINUE READING
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