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Welcome to the Multi-Messenger Era! Lessons from a Neutron Star Merger and the Landscape Ahead

@article{Metzger2017WelcomeTT,
  title={Welcome to the Multi-Messenger Era! Lessons from a Neutron Star Merger and the Landscape Ahead},
  author={Brian D Metzger},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
  year={2017}
}
  • Brian D Metzger
  • Published 2017
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
  • The discovery by Advanced LIGO/Virgo of gravitational waves from the binary neutron star (NS) merger GW170817, and subsequently by astronomers of transient counterparts across the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum, has initiated the era of multi-messenger astronomy. Given the slew of papers appearing on this event, I thought it useful to summarize the EM discoveries in the context of theoretical models and present my views on the major take-away lessons from this watershed event. The weak GRB… CONTINUE READING

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