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Observing gravitational-wave transient GW150914 with minimal assumptions

Altin, Paul; Chow, Jong; Mansell, Georgia; McClelland, David; Nguyen, Thanh; Rabeling, David; Shaddock, Daniel; Slagmolen, Bram; Wade, Andrew; McManus, David; Scott, Susan M; Yap, Min Jet; Ward, Robert; Abbott, T; Acernese, F; Ackley, K; Charlton, Philip; Coward, D; Howell, E; Melatos, Andrew; Ottaway, D J; Sammut, L; Veitch, Peter John; Whiting, B F


The gravitational-wave signal GW150914 was first identified on September 14, 2015, by searches for short-duration gravitational-wave transients. These searches identify time-correlated transients in multiple detectors with minimal assumptions about the signal morphology, allowing them to be sensitive to gravitational waves emitted by a wide range of sources including binary black hole mergers. Over the observational period from September 12 to October 20, 2015, these transient searches were...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review D-Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.93.122004
Access Rights: Open Access


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