Modeling GW170817 based on numerical relativity and its implications

  title={Modeling GW170817 based on numerical relativity and its implications},
  author={M. Shibata and Sho Fujibayashi and K. Hotokezaka and K. Kiuchi and K. Kyutoku and Y. Sekiguchi and M. Tanaka},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  • M. Shibata, Sho Fujibayashi, +4 authors M. Tanaka
  • Published 2017
  • Physics
  • Physical Review D
  • Gravitational-wave observation together with a large number of electromagnetic observations shows that the source of the latest gravitational-wave event, GW170817, detected primarily by advanced LIGO, is the merger of a binary neutron star. We attempt to interpret this observational event based on our results of numerical-relativity simulations performed so far paying particular attention to the optical and infra-red observations. We finally reach a conclusion that this event is described… CONTINUE READING
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