The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/Virgo GW170817. II. UV, Optical, and Near-infrared Light Curves and Comparison to Kilonova Models

@article{Cowperthwaite2017TheEC,
  title={The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/Virgo GW170817. II. UV, Optical, and Near-infrared Light Curves and Comparison to Kilonova Models},
  author={Philip S. Cowperthwaite and Edo Berger and V. Ashley Villar and Brian D. Metzger and Matt Nicholl and Ryan Chornock and Peter K. Blanchard and Wen-fai Fong and Raffaella Margutti and Marcelle Soares-Santos and Kate D. Alexander and Sahar Allam and James T. Annis and Dillon J. Brout and D. A. Brown and Robert E. Butler and H.-Y. Chen and H. Thomas Diehl and Zoheyr Doctor and Maria R. Drout and Tarraneh Eftekhari and Benjamin Farr and David A. Finley and Ryan J. Foley and Joshua A. Frieman and Christopher L. Fryer and Juan Garc'ia-Bellido and Mandeep S. S. Gill and James Guillochon and Ken Herner and Daniel E. Holz and Daniel Kasen and Richard Kessler and John Marriner and Thomas Matheson and Eric H. Neilsen and Jr. and Eliot Quataert and Antonella Palmese and Armin Rest and Masao Sako and Daniel M. Scolnic and Nathan Smith and Douglas L. Tucker and Peter K. G. Williams and Eduardo Balbinot and Jeffrey L. Carlin and Erika Cook and Florence Durret and T. S. Li and Paulo A. A. Lopes and Antonio C. Lourencco and Jennifer L. Marshall and Gustavo E. Medina and J. Muir and Ricardo R. Mu{\~n}oz and Marcus Sauseda and David J. Schlegel and Lucas F. Secco and Anna Katherina Vivas and William C. Wester and Alfredo Zenteno and Y. Zhang and Timothy M. C. Abbott and Manda Banerji and Keith C. Bechtol and Aur{\'e}lien Benoit-L{\'e}vy and Emmanuel Bertin and Elizabeth Buckley-Geer and David L. Burke and Diego Capozzi and Aurelio Carnero Rosell and Matias Carrasco Kind and Francisco J. Castander and Mart{\'i}n Crocce and Carlos E. Cunha and Chris D'Andrea and Luiz Nicolaci da Costa and C. Davis and Darren Lee Depoy and Shantanu Desai and J. P. Dietrich and Alex Drlica-Wagner and T. F. Eifler and August E. Evrard and Enrique Fern{\'a}ndez and Brenna L. Flaugher and Pablo Fosalba and Enrique Gazta{\~n}aga and David W. Gerdes and T. Giannantonio and Daniel A. Goldstein and Daniel Gruen and Robert A. Gruendl and Gaston R. Guti{\'e}rrez and Klaus Honscheid and B. Jain and David J. James and Tesla E. Jeltema and M. W. G. Johnson and M. D. Johnson and Stephen Kent and E. Krause and Richard G. Kron and Kyler W. Kuehn and Nikolay Kuropatkin and Ofer Lahav and M. Lima and H. Lin and Marcio A. G. Maia and M March and Paul Martini and Richard G. McMahon and Felipe Menanteau and C J Miller and Ramon Miquel and Joseph J. Mohr and Eric H. Neilsen and Robert C. Nichol and R. L. C. Ogando and Andreas Alejandro Plazas and Natalie A. Roe and A. K. Romer and Aaron Roodman and Eli S. Rykoff and Eusebio S{\'a}nchez and Victor E. Scarpine and Rafe H. Schindler and Michael S. Schubnell and Ignacio Sevilla-Noarbe and M. Smith and R. C. Smith and Flavia Sobreira and Eric Suchyta and Mollye E. C. Swanson and Gregory G. Tarl{\'e} and D. Thomas and R. C. Thomas and Michael Troxel and Vinu Vikram and Alistair R. Walker and Risa H. Wechsler and Jochen Weller and Brian Yanny and Joe Zuntz},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  year={2017},
  volume={848}
}
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