Hunting Gravitational Waves with Multi-Messenger Counterparts: Australia’s Role

  title={Hunting Gravitational Waves with Multi-Messenger Counterparts: Australia’s Role},
  author={E. J. Howell and A. Rowlinson and D. Coward and P. Lasky and D. Kaplan and E. Thrane and G. Rowell and D. Galloway and F. Yuan and R. Dodson and T. Murphy and G. Hill and I. Andreoni and L. Spitler and A. Horton},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia},
  • E. J. Howell, A. Rowlinson, +12 authors A. Horton
  • Published 2015
  • Physics
  • Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
  • The first observations by a worldwide network of advanced interferometric gravitational wave detectors offer a unique opportunity for the astronomical community. At design sensitivity, these facilities will be able to detect coalescing binary neutron stars to distances approaching 400 Mpc, and neutron star-black hole systems to 1 Gpc. Both of these sources are associated with gamma-ray bursts which are known to emit across the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Gravitational wave detections… CONTINUE READING

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