Implications for the Origin of Grb 051103 from Ligo Observations

  title={Implications for the Origin of Grb 051103 from Ligo Observations},
  author={Juliet Abadie and Barry P Abbott and Thomas Abbott and Rich Abbott and Matthew R. Abernathy and Carl R. Adams and Rathin Adhikari and Christoph Affeldt and Parameswaran Ajith and Bruce Allen and Gregory S Allen and E. Amador Ceron and D. V. Amariutei and Rupal S Amin and Stuart B. Anderson and Warren G. Anderson and Koji Arai and Muzammil A Arain and Marylen Araya and Stuart Aston and D. E. Atkinson and P. Aufmuth and Carsten Aulbert and Benjamin Aylott and Stanislav Babak and Paul T. Baker and Silke Ballmer and Daniel Barker and Samantha Barnum and Benjamin Barr and Pablo Barriga and Lisa Barsotti and M. A. Barton and Imre Bartos and Riccardo Bassiri and M. Bastarrika and J{\"o}ran Bauchrowitz and Beate Behnke and A S Bell and I. Belopolski and Matthew J. Benacquista and Alessandro Bertolini and Joseph C Betzwieser and Nicole Beveridge and Peter T. Beyersdorf and I. A. Bilenko and G Billingsley and Jens Birch and Rahul Biswas and Edgar L. Black and James Kent Blackburn and Lindy Blackburn and David Blair and Brooke Bland and Oliver Bock and Timothy P Bodiya and Christina Bogan and Ruxandra Bondarescu and Rolf Bork and Max Born and Sukanta Bose and Michael Boyle and P R Brady and V. B. Braginsky and Jean Brau and Johanna Breyer and Derek O. Bridges and Martin Brinkmann and Michael Britzger and Aidan F. Brooks and Duncan A. Brown and Amanda Brummitt and Alessandra Buonanno and Jordi Burguet-Castell and Oliver Burmeister and R. L. Byer and Laura Cadonati and Jordan B. Camp and Phillippa Campsie and John K. Cannizzo and Kipp C Cannon and Jianhua Cao and Colin Capano and S. Caride and Sarah Caudill and M. Cavagli{\`a} and Carlos Cepeda and Tara Chalermsongsak and E. Chalkley and Philip Charlton and Szczepan Chelkowski and Ying Chen and Nelson Christensen and Sheon S Y Chua and S. Chung and Chune Young Chung and F. Clara and Donald E. Clark and James Clark and Jeffrey Clayton and Roberto Conte and Debbie S Cook and Thomas R. Corbitt and Neil. J. Cornish and C. A. Costa and Michael W. Coughlin and David M. Coward and D C Coyne and Jolien D. E. Creighton and Teviet Creighton and Adrian Michael Cruise and Andrew Cumming and Lori Cunningham and R. M. Culter and Katrin Dahl and Shtefan L. Danilishin and Roger Dannenberg and Karsten Danzmann and Kaushik K. Das and Britta Daudert and H. P. Daveloza and Gwyneth Davies and Edward J. Daw and T. Dayanga and Daniel B. DeBra and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Degallaix and Thomas L. Dent and Vladimir Dergachev and Ryan Derosa and R Desalvo and Sanjeev V. Dhurandhar and Irene Di Palma and M. Dı́az and F Daniel Donovan and Katherine L. Dooley and Susan E. Dorsher and E. S. D. Douglas and Ronald W. P. Drever and J C Driggers and J. -L. Dumas and S. E. Dwyer and Tobias Eberle and M. Edgar and Matt C. Edwards and Anamaria Effler and Phil Ehrens and Ralph Engel and Taylor Etzel and Malcolm Evans and Tyler Evans and Maxim Factourovich and Stephen Fairhurst and Yuebo Fan and Benjamin F. Farr and Diego Fazi and Henning Fehrmann and David Feldbaum and Lee Samuel Finn and Marie Flanigan and Suzanne Foley and E. Forsi and Nickolas V Fotopoulos and Matthias Frede and Melissa A. Frei and Zsolt Frei and Andreas Freise and Raymond E. Frey and Tobin T Fricke and Daniel Friedrich and Peter K. Fritschel and Valera Frolov and P. J. Fulda and Matthew Fyffe and Jean Charles Garcia and Justin Garofoli and Iraj Gholami and Saurabh Ghosh and Joseph Giaime and Stefanos Giampanis and Krystal Giardina and Carrie Gill and Evan Goetz and Lisa M. Goggin and Gabriela Gonz{\'a}lez and M. L. Gorodetsky and Christian Gr{\"a}f and A. Simon Grant and Slawek Gras and Chris Gray and R. Justin S. Greenhalgh and Andri M. Gretarsson and R. Grosso and Hartmut Grote and Simon Grunewald and Capaldo Guido and Rajesh Gupta and Eric K. Gustafson and Richard Gustafson and Boris Hage and Jamile Machado Hallam and D. Hammer and Giles D. Hammond and J Daniel Hanks and Chad S Hanna and Jim Hanson and Jan Harms and G M Harry and Ian W. Harry and E. D. Harstad and Marek T. Hartman and Karen Haughian and Kazuhiro Hayama and Jay Heefner and Martin A. Hendry and Ik Siong Heng and Alastair Heptonstall and V. Herrera and Martin Hewitson and Stefan G. Hild and David Hoak and Kari Hodge and Kathryn Holt and Ting Hong and Shaun Hooper and D. J. Hosken and James Hough and E. J. Howell and B. Hughey and Sascha Husa and Sabina H. Huttner and Dennis R Ingram and Ra Inta and Tomoki Isogai and Alexander Ivanov and Warren W. Johnson and David Jones and Gareth Jones and Ron Jones and L. W. Ju and Peter Kalmus and Vicky Kalogera and Shivaraj Kandhasamy and Jonah B. Kanner and Erik Katsavounidis and Wendy B. Katzman and Keita Kawabe and Seiji Kawamura and Fumiko Kawazoe and William P. Kells and Moshe Kelner and david. keppel and Alexander Khalaidovski and Farid Ya. Khalili and E. A. Khazanov and Namjun Kim and H. Kim and Peter J. King and David Kinzel and Jeffrey S Kissel and Sergey A. Klimenko and Vladislav Kondrashov and Ravi kumar Kopparapu and Scott Koranda and William Z Korth and Dra{\vz}an Kozak and Volker Kringel and Supriya Krishnamurthy and B Murali Krishnan and G. J. K{\"u}hn and Rupali Kumar and P. Kwee and Michael Landry and Brian Lantz and Nico Lastzka and A. Lazzarini and Paola Leaci and Jacina Leong and Isabel Leonor and Jie Li and P. E. Lindquist and N. A. Lockerbie and Deepali Lodhia and Marc Lormand and Peifen Lu and Jing Luan and Marynell Lubinski and Harald L{\"u}ck and Andrew P. Lundgren and Emily Macdonald and Bernd Machenschalk and Matthew MacInnis and M. Mageswaran and Ken Mailand and Ilya Mandel and Vuk Mandic and Alireza Marandi and Szabolcs M{\'a}rka and Zsuzsa M{\'a}rka and Edward Maros and Iain William Martin and Richard M. Martin and Josefine Marx and Keith Mason and F. Matichard and Luca Matone and Richard A. Matzner and Nergis Mavalvala and Randy McCarthy and David E. McClelland and Scott C. McGuire and G. Mcintyre and JamesW. McIver and David McKechan and Grant David Meadors and Moritz Mehmet and Torsten Meier and Andrew Melatos and Adrian C. Melissinos and Gregory Mendell and Richard Mercer and S. Meshkov and Christopher Messenger and Martin S. Meyer and Haixing Miao and Joshua K. Miller and Yasushi Mino and V. P. Mitrofanov and Gena Mitselmakher and Rachel Mittleman and Osamu Miyakawa and Brian Moe and Philipp Moesta and Soumya D. Mohanty and Dan Cristian Moraru and G. Moreno and K. Mossavi and C M Mow-Lowry and German M{\"u}ller and Suvodip Mukherjee and Adam Mullavey and Helge M{\"u}ller-Ebhardt and J. P. Munch and Dano Murphy and Peter L. Murray and Thomas Nash and Ronny Nawrodt and Justin Nelson and Gregory Newton and Atsushi J. Nishizawa and Dirk Nolting and L K Nuttall and Brendan O’Reilly and Richard O’Shaughnessy and Evan Ochsner and James O’Dell and G. H. Ogin and Roland Oldenburg and C. Osthelder and Christian D. Ott and David J Ottaway and R. S. Ottens and H. Overmier and Benjamin J. Owen and Anne-Laure Page and Yaozhong Pan and Chris Pankow and Maria Alessandra Papa and Pryank Patel and Mauricio Pedraza and Larne Pekowsky and Steven M. Penn and Cecilia Peralta and Antonio Perreca and Margot Phelps and M. Pickenpack and Innocenzo Pinto and Matthew Pitkin and Holger J. Pletsch and Michael V Plissi and Jacob P Podkaminer and Jan Hendrik P{\"o}ld and Fabio Postiglione and V. Predoi and Larry R. Price and Matej Prijatelj and Maria Principe and Stephen Privitera and Reinhard Prix and L. V. Prokhorov and Oliver Puncken and Volker M Quetschke and Frederick J. Raab and H. Radkins and Peter Raffai and Malik Rakhmanov and C. R. Ramet and B. Rankins and Satyanarayan R. P. Mohapatra and Visualization Raymond and Karen E Redwine and Christine M. Reed and Terrence Reed and Stephen R. Reid and David H. Reitze and R. Riesen and Keith Riles and Pat Roberts and Nicholas A Robertson and Craig Robinson and Emma L. Robinson and Sean Roddy and Jameson Rollins and Joseph D. Romano and Janeen Romie and Christian R{\"o}ver and Sheila Rowan and Albrecht R{\"u}diger and Kevin T. Ryan and Shihori Sakata and M. Sakosky and F. Salemi and Mohd Sapuan Salit and Letizia Sammut and L. Sancho de la Jordana and V. D. Sandberg and Virginio Sannibale and L. Santamarı́a and I. Santiago-Prieto and Giovanni Santostasi and Sid Saraf and Bangalore S. Sathyaprakash and Shuichi Sato and Peter R. Saulson and Rich Savage and Rudolf Schilling and St. Schlamminger and Roman Schnabel and R. M. S. Schofield and Bernhard Schulz},
We present the results of a LIGO search for gravitational waves (GWs) associated with GRB 051103, a short-duration hard-spectrum gamma-ray burst whose electromagnetically determined sky position is coincident with the spiral galaxy M81, which is 3.6 Mpc from Earth. Possible progenitors for shorthard GRBs include compact object mergers and soft gamma repeater (SGR) giant flares. A merger progenitor would produce a characteristic GW signal that should be detectable at the distance of M81, while… CONTINUE READING


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