GW170817: Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Neutron Star Inspiral.

  title={GW170817: Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Neutron Star Inspiral.},
  author={Barry P Abbott and Richard Abbott and Thomas Abbott and Fausto Acernese and Kendall Ackley and Carl R. Adams and Thomas Adams and P. Addesso and Rana X. Adhikari and V. B. Adya and Christoph Affeldt and Mehrdad Afrough and Bhaskar Agarwal and Michael Agathos and Kazuhiro Agatsuma and Naveen Aggarwal and Odylio D. Aguiar and Lara Aiello and Al Ain and Parameswaran Ajith and Bruce Allen and Glenn Allen and A. Allocca and Paul A. Altin and Alyssa Amato and A. Ananyeva and Stuart B. Anderson and Warren G. Anderson and Sirma Angelova and S. Antier and S. Appert and Koji Arai and Marylen Araya and J. S. Areeda and Nicolas Arnaud and K. G. Arun and S. Ascenzi and Gregory Ashton and Melanie Ast and Stuart Aston and Pia Astone and D. V. Atallah and P. Aufmuth and Carsten Aulbert and K. AultONeal and Christopher C Austin and A. Avila-Alvarez and Stanislav Babak and Pierre-Luc Bacon and Martin K.-F. Bader and Sujung Bae and Matthew Bailes and Paul T. Baker and F. Baldaccini and G. Ballardin and Stefan W. Ballmer and S. Banagiri and J. C. B. Barayoga and Salvacion Barclay and Barry C. Barish and Daniel Barker and Kevin Barkett and F. Barone and Bryan W. Barr and Lisa Barsotti and Matteo Barsuglia and David Barta and Scott D. Barthelmy and James Bartlett and Imre Bartos and Riccardo Bassiri and Alessio Basti and J. C. Batch and Mateusz Bawaj and James Bayley and Marco Bazzan and Bence B{\'e}csy and Chen Beer and Magdalena Bejger and I. Belahcene and A S Bell and Beverly K. Berger and Gisela Bergmann and Sebastiano Bernuzzi and Jennifer Bero and Christopher P. L. Berry and D. Bersanetti and Alessandro Bertolini and Joseph C Betzwieser and Swetha Bhagwat and Rakshit Bhandare and I. A. Bilenko and G Billingsley and Chris R Billman and Jens Birch and Rosanne Birney and O. Birnholtz and Sebastien Biscans and Sylvia Biscoveanu and Anjal Bisht and M. Bitossi and Craig Biwer and M. A. Bizouard and James Kent Blackburn and Jonathan Blackman and C. D. Blair and David G Blair and Reina M. Blair and Steven Bloemen and Oliver Bock and Niels Bode and Marcelo Boer and Geert Bogaert and Alejandro Boh{\'e} and Francois Bondu and Edgard Bonilla and R. Bonnand and B. A. Boom and Rolf Bork and Valerio Boschi and Sownak Bose and K. Bossie and Y. Bouffanais and andM. Bozzi and C. Bradaschia and P R Brady and Marica Branchesi and J. E. Brau and Tristan Briant and A. Brillet and Melanie M Brinkmann and V. Brisson and Patrick Brockill and J. E. Broida and Aidan F. Brooks and D. A. Brown and Daniel D Brown and S. Brunett and Carrie C. Buchanan and Aaron Buikema and T. Bulik and H. J. Bulten and Alessandra Buonanno and D. Buskulic and Christelle Buy and R. L. Byer and Miriam Cabero and Laura Cadonati and Gianpietro Cagnoli and C. Cahillane and J. Calder{\'o}n Bustillo and T. A. Callister and E. Calloni and Jordan B. Camp and M Canepa and Perez A C Canizares and Kipp C Cannon and Hongqing Cao and Jiaqi Cao and Colin Capano and E. Capocasa and Franco Carbognani and S. Caride and Mary F Carney and Giuliana Carullo and J. Casanueva Diaz and Claudio Casentini and S D Caudill and M. Cavagli{\`a} and F. Cavalier and Renzo Cavalieri and Guiseppe Cella and C{\'a}tia Cepeda and Pablo Cerd{\'a}-Dur{\'a}n and G. Cerretani and Elisabetta Cesarini and Sydney J. Chamberlin and Mei Yen Chan and Shiuh Chao and Phillip Charlton and Eve Adde Chase and Eric Chassande-Mottin and D Chatterjee and Katerina Chatziioannou and B. D. Cheeseboro and Haiqin Chen and X. Chen and Yan Chen and H. Cheng and H. F. Chia and Andrea Chincarini and A. Chiummo and T. Chmiel and Hyun Soo Cho and M. Cho and Jason Chow and Nicole Christensen and Quanhong Chu and Alvin J. K. Chua and Sangwook Chua and A. K. W. Chung and S. Chung and Giacomo Ciani and Riccardo Ciolfi and Cec{\'i}lia Cirelli and Alexandra Cirone and F. Clara and J. A. Clark and P. Clearwater and F. Cleva and C. Cocchieri and Eugenio Coccia and P F Cohadon and Doron Cohen and Alberto Colla and Christophe Collette and Lynn R Cominsky and Milena T L Constancio and Livia Conti and Steven J. Cooper and P. Corban and Thomas R. Corbitt and Isabel Cordero-Carri{\'o}n and K. R. Corley and Neil. J. Cornish and A Corsi and Stephanie Cortese and C. A. Costa and Michael W. Coughlin and Stephanie Coughlin and J P Coulon and S. T. Countryman and Peter Couvares and P. B. Covas and E. E. Cowan and David M. Coward and Meredith Cowart and D C Coyne and Richard Coyne and Jolien D. E. Creighton and Teviet Creighton and Jonathan Cripe and Sarah Crowder and T. J. Cullen and Andrew Cumming and Lisa Cunningham and Elena Cuoco and Tito Dal Canton and G. D{\'a}lya and Shtefan L. Danilishin and S. D'Antonio and Karsten Danzmann and Arundhati Dasgupta and Catherine Costa and V. Dattilo and Isha Dave and M. Davier and Dan Davis and Edward J. Daw and B. Day and Suman Kumar De and Daniel B. DeBra and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Degallaix and Mariafelicia De Laurentis and Samuel Del{\'e}glise and Walter Del Pozzo and Nicholas Demos and T. Denker and Thomas L. Dent and R De Pietri and Vladimir Dergachev and Rosario De Rosa and Ryan Derosa and C De Rossi and R Desalvo and Omar de Varona and J. Devenson and Sanjeev V. Dhurandhar and Manuel Jes{\'u}s Castro D{\'i}az and Tim Dietrich and Luciano Di Fiore and Manuela Di Giovanni and T Di Girolamo and Alberto di Lieto and Sibilla Di Pace and I. Di Palma and Francesca Di Renzo and Z. Doctor and Vincent Dolique and F Daniel Donovan and Katherine L. Dooley and Suresh Doravari and I. Dorrington and Rebecca Douglas and M Dovale {\'A}lvarez and Turlough P. Downes and Matteo Drago and C. Dreissigacker and J C Driggers and Zhengwei Du and M. Ducrot and Rajesh Dudi and Peter Dupej and Sheila Dwyer and Takato Edo and Matt C. Edwards and Adam J. P. Effler and H. Eggenstein and Phil Ehrens and Joerg Eichholz and Stephen S Eikenberry and Ruben Eisenstein and R. C. Essick and Daymys Estevez and Zachariah B. Etienne and Taylor Etzel and Matthew Hiram Evans and Tristan M. Evans and Maxim Factourovich and Viviana Fafone and H. Fair and Steve Fairhurst and X. Fan and Stefania Farinon and Ben Farr and Will M Farr and Edward Fauchon-Jones and Marc Favata and M. Fays and C. Fee and Henning Fehrmann and J. Feicht and M. M. Fejer and A. Fernandez-Galiana and I. Ferrante and Ezequiel J. E. C. B. Ferreira and Federico Ferrini and F. Fidecaro and Daniel Finstad and I. Fiori and Donatella Fiorucci and M. Fishbach and Ryan P. Fisher and M. Fitz-Axen and R. Raphaele Flaminio and M O Fletcher and Heather Fong and Jos{\'e} A. Font and Pete Forsyth and Stuart Forsyth and J D Fournier and S. Frasca and F. Frasconi and Zsolt Frei and Andreas Freise and Rolf-W. Frey and Victoria Frey and Edwin Fries and Peter K. Fritschel and Valera Frolov and Paul Fulda and Matthew Fyffe and H. A. G. Gabbard and B. U. Gadre and Stephen Gaebel and Jonathan R. Gair and Luca Gammaitoni and Miftar Ganija and Shreyas Gaonkar and C. Garcia-Quiros and F. Garufi and B. Gateley and Sergio Gaudio and Ghanshyam Gaur and Vijaya Durga Gayathri and N. C. Gehrels and Gianluca Gemme and Eric Genin and A. Gennai and Daniel George and Jonathan B. George and Lajos Gergely and Vincent Germain and Sushrut Ghonge and Abhirup Ghosh and Archisman Ghosh and Saikat Ghosh and Joseph Giaime and Krystal Giardina and A. Giazotto and K. Gill and Leigh Glover and Evan Goetz and Ruediger Goetz and Sabino Gomes and B. F. Goncharov and Gilberto Gonzalez and J M Gonzalez Castro and Achamveedu Gopakumar and M. L. Gorodetsky and Sarah E. Gossan and M. Gosselin and R. Gouaty and Aniello Grado and Christian Gr{\"a}f and Massimo Granata and A. Simon Grant and Slawek Gras and Chris Gray and Giuseppe Greco and A. C. M. Green and E. M. Gretarsson and Perry Groot and Hartmut Grote and Simon Grunewald and P. Gruning and Gabriele Guidi and Xu Bo Guo and Awnish K Gupta and Manoj Gupta and Kaitlan E. Gushwa and Eric K. Gustafson and Ryan Gustafson and O. Halim and Brian R. Hall and Evan D. Hall and Evelyn Hamilton and Glenn Hammond and Michael Haney and Michael. Hanke and James Hanks and Charles Hanna and Mark D. Hannam and O. A. Hannuksela and Jack Hanson and Terra Hardwick and J. Harms and G M Harry and Ian W. Harry and Martin J. Hart and C-J Haster and Karen Haughian and James Healy and Antoine Heidmann and Matthew Heintze and Heike Heitmann and P. Hello and Gary N Hemming and Martin Hendry and Ik Siong Heng and J{\"o}rg Hennig and Alastair Heptonstall and M Heurs and Stefan G. Hild and Tanja P Hinderer and Wynn C G Ho and Daniel Hoak and Daniel Hofman and Kali Holt and Daniel E. Holz and Philip F. Hopkins and Chuck Horst and James Hough and E. Alasdair Houston and E. J. Howell and A. Hreibi and Y. M. Hu and E. A. Huerta and Denise. Huet and Brandi Hughey and Sascha Husa and Sabina H. Huttner and Tarn Huynh-Dinh and Nathaniel M. Indik and Ra Inta and Gianfrancesco Intini and Hidayah Isa and J-M Isac and Maximiliano Isi and Bala R. Iyer and Kiwamu Izumi and Thibaut Jacqmin and Kruti Jani and Piotr Jaranowski and S. Jawahar and F. Jim{\'e}nez-Forteza and Warren W. Johnson and Nathan K. Johnson-McDaniel and David Jones and Ry Jones and Rene Jonker and L. W. Ju and Jonas Junker and Chinmay Kalaghatgi and Vassiliki Kalogera and Brittany L. Kamai and Shivaraj Kandhasamy and Geun Young Kang and Jonah B. Kanner and Shital Kapadia},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={119 16},
On August 17, 2017 at 12∶41:04 UTC the Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo gravitational-wave detectors made their first observation of a binary neutron star inspiral. The signal, GW170817, was detected with a combined signal-to-noise ratio of 32.4 and a false-alarm-rate estimate of less than one per 8.0×10^{4}  years. We infer the component masses of the binary to be between 0.86 and 2.26  M_{⊙}, in agreement with masses of known neutron stars. Restricting the component spins to the range… CONTINUE READING
Highly Cited
This paper has 78 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS

6 Figures & Tables



Citations per Year

78 Citations

Semantic Scholar estimates that this publication has 78 citations based on the available data.

See our FAQ for additional information.