Prospects for Observing and Localizing Gravitational-Wave Transients with Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo

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  title={Prospects for Observing and Localizing Gravitational-Wave Transients with Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo},
  author={Brad Abbott and Richard J. Abbott and Thomas Abbott and Matthew Robert Abernathy and Fausto Acernese and Kendall Ackley and Carl Adams and Todd Adams and Paolo Addesso and Rana X. Adhikari and Vaishali B. Adya and Christoph Affeldt and Michalis Agathos and Kazuhiro Agatsuma and Nancy Aggarwal and Odylio D. Aguiar and Anirban Ain and Parameswaran Ajith and Bruce Allen and Annalisa Allocca and Paul A Altin and Daniel Amariutei and Stuart B. Anderson and Warren G. Anderson and Koji Arai and M. C. Araya and C. C. Arceneaux and Joseph Areeda and Nicolas Arnaud and K. G. Arun and Gregory Ashton and Melanie Ast and Stuart M. Aston and Pia Astone and Peter Aufmuth and C. Aulbert and Stanislav Babak and Paul T. Baker and F. Baldaccini and Giulio Ballardin and Stefan W. Ballmer and J. C. B. Barayoga and S. E. Barclay and Barry C. Barish and Daniel H. N. Barker and Fabrizio Barone and B. W. 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  journal={Living Reviews in Relativity},
  year={2013},
  volume={19}
}
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