Modeling GW170817 based on numerical relativity and its implications

@article{Shibata2017ModelingGB,
  title={Modeling GW170817 based on numerical relativity and its implications},
  author={Masaru Shibata and Sho Fujibayashi and Kenta Hotokezaka and Kenta Kiuchi and Koutarou Kyutoku and Yuichiro Sekiguchi and Masaomi Tanaka},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  year={2017},
  volume={96},
  pages={123012}
}
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… 

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