The NINJA-2 project: Detecting and characterizing gravitational waveforms modelled using numerical binary black hole simulations

  title={The NINJA-2 project: Detecting and characterizing gravitational waveforms modelled using numerical binary black hole simulations},
  author={The Ligo Scientific Collaboration and The Virgo Collaboration and The Virgo Collaboration J. Aasi and B. Abbott and Richard J. Abbott and T. M. C. Abbott and Matthew R. Abernathy and T. Accadia and Fausto Acernese and Kendall Ackley and C. Adams and Todd Adams and Paolo Addesso and Rana X. Adhikari and Christoph Affeldt and Michalis Agathos and Nancy Aggarwal and Odylio D. Aguiar and Anirban Ain and Parameswaran Ajith and A. Alemic and Bruce Allen and Annalisa Allocca and Daniel Amariutei and M. Andersen and R. A. Anderson and Stuart B. Anderson and Warren G. Anderson and Koji Arai and M. C. Araya and C. C. Arceneaux and Joseph S. Areeda and Stuart M. Aston and Pia Astone and Peter Aufmuth and Carsten Aulbert and L. Austin and Benjamin Aylott and Stanislav Babak and Paul T. Baker and Giulio Ballardin and Stefan W. Ballmer and J. C. B. Barayoga and Mark C. Barbet and Barry C. Barish and Daniel H. N. Barker and Fabrizio Barone and B. W. Barr and Lisa Barsotti and Matteo Barsuglia and Mark Andrew Barton and Imre Bartos and Riccardo Bassiri and Andrea Basti and J. C. Batch and J{\"o}ran Bauchrowitz and Th. S. Bauer and Beate Behnke and Michał Bejger and M. G. Beker and Chris Belczynski and A S Bell and C. J. Bell and Gerald Bergmann and Diego Bersanetti and Alessandro Bertolini and Joe Betzwieser and P. T. Beyersdorf and I. A. Bilenko and G Billingsley and Jeremy Birch and S{\'e}bastien Biscans and Massimiliano Bitossi and M. A. Bizouard and Eric D. Black and James Kent Blackburn and Lindy Blackburn and David G Blair and Steven Bloemen and M. Blom and Oliver Bock and T. P. Bodiya and Michel Boer and Gilles Bogaert and Christina Bogan and Charlotte Z. Bond and F. Bondu and L. Bonelli and R. Bonnand and R. G. Bork and Michael Born and Valerio Boschi and Sukanta Bose and L. Bosi and C. Bradaschia and Patrick R. Brady and V. B. Braginsky and Marica Branchesi and James E. Brau and Tristan Briant and D. O. Bridges and A. Brillet and Martin Brinkmann and V. Brisson and A. F. Brooks and D. A. Brown and D. D. Brown and Frank Bruckner and Sasha Buchman and T. Bulik and H. J. Bulten and Alessandra Buonanno and Ronald R. Burman and D. Buskulic and Christelle Buy and Laura Cadonati and Gianpietro Cagnoli and Juan Calder{\'o}n Bustillo and Enrico Calloni and Jordan B. Camp and Paul Campsie and Kipp C. Cannon and Benjamin Canuel and J. Cao and C. D. Capano and Franco Carbognani and Ludovico Carbone and Santiago Caride and Anthony Castiglia and Sarah Caudill and Marco Cavagli{\`a} and F. Cavalier and R. Cavalieri and Charles Celerier and Giancarlo Cella and Carlos Cepeda and Elisa Cesarini and R. Chakraborty and Tara Chalermsongsak and Sydney JoAnne Chamberlin and S. Chao and Philip R. Charlton and {\'E}ric Chassande-Mottin and Xiaowei Chen and Yuxin Chen and Andrea Chincarini and Antonino Chiummo and H. S. Cho and Jong H. Chow and Nelson Christensen and Qi Chu and Sheon S Y Chua and S. 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  journal={Classical and Quantum Gravity},
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