Predictions for the rates of compact binary coalescences observable by ground-based gravitational-wave detectors

  title={Predictions for the rates of compact binary coalescences observable by ground-based gravitational-wave detectors},
  author={Ligo Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration J. Abadie and Brad Abbott and Richard J. Abbott and Matthew Robert Abernathy and T. Accadia and Fausto Acernese and Carl Adams and R X Adhikari and Parameswaran Ajith and Bruce Allen and Gabrielle Allen and E. Amador Ceron and Rupal S. Amin and Stuart B. Anderson and Warren G. Anderson and F. Antonucci and S. Aoudia and Muzammil A. Arain and M. C. Araya and Marcus Aronsson and K. G. Arun and Yoichi Aso and Stuart M. Aston and Pia Astone and D. E. Atkinson and Peter Aufmuth and Carsten Aulbert and Stanislav Babak and Paul T. Baker and Giulio Ballardin and Stefan W. Ballmer and Daniel H. N. Barker and Samuel Barnum and Fabrizio Barone and B. W. Barr and Pablo Jos{\'e} Barriga and Lisa Barsotti and Matteo Barsuglia and Mark Andrew Barton and Imre Bartos and Riccardo Bassiri and M. Bastarrika and J{\"o}ran Bauchrowitz and Th. S. Bauer and Beate Behnke and M. G. Beker and Matthew J. 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  journal={Classical and Quantum Gravity},
We present an up-to-date, comprehensive summary of the rates for all types of compact binary coalescence sources detectable by the initial and advanced versions of the ground-based gravitational-wave detectors LIGO and Virgo. Astrophysical estimates for compact-binary coalescence rates depend on a number of assumptions and unknown model parameters and are still uncertain. The most confident among these estimates are the rate predictions for coalescing binary neutron stars which are based on… 
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