Observing gravitational-wave transient GW150914 with minimal assumptions

  title={Observing gravitational-wave transient GW150914 with minimal assumptions},
  author={The Ligo Scientific Collaboration and The Virgo Collaboration},
The gravitational-wave signal GW150914 was first identified on Sept 14 2015 by searches for short-duration gravitational-wave transients. These searches identify time-correlated transients in multiple detectors with minimal assumptions aboutthe signal morphology, allowing them to be sensitive to gravitational waves emitted by a wide range of sources including binary black-hole mergers. Over the observational period from September 12th to October 20th 2015, these transient searches were… Expand
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