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Properties of the Binary Black Hole Merger GW150914

Altin, Paul; Chow, Jong; Mansell, Georgia; McClelland, David; Abbott, T; Acernese, F; Ackley, K; Adams, C; Allen, B; Barone, F; McManus, David; Bartos, I; Basti, A; Brau, J E; Bulten, H.J.; Byer, Robert L; Cao, J; Charlton, Philip; Coward, D; Dhurandhar, S; Dooley, Katherine L; Factourovich, M; Fairhurst, S; Frei, Z; Gehrels, N; Genin, E; Giaime, J; Goetz, E; Howell, E; Jones, D I; Mandic, V.; Melatos, Andrew; Mendell, G; Ottaway, D J; Penn, S; Reed, C M; Reitze, D; Riles, K; Sammut, L; Saulson, P; Schofield, R; Sigg, D; Sintes, A; Souradeep, T; Staley, A; Summerscales, T.Z.; Unnikrishnan, C S; Veitch, Peter John; Vocca, H; Vorvick, C; Wen, L; Whiting, B F; Nguyen, Thanh; Rabeling, David; Scott, Susan M; Shaddock, Daniel; Slagmolen, Bram; Wade, Andrew; Yap, Min Jet; Ward, Robert

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On September 14, 2015, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected a gravitational-wave transient (GW150914); we characterize the properties of the source and its parameters. The data around the time of the event were analyzed coherently across the LIGO network using a suite of accurate waveform models that describe gravitational waves from a compact binary system in general relativity. GW150914 was produced by a nearly equal mass binary black hole of masses 36+5−4M⊙...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/152413
Source: Physical Review Letters
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.241102
Access Rights: Open Access

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