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Tests of general relativity with the binary black hole signals from the LIGO-Virgo catalog GWTC-1

Abbott, B. P.; Abbott, R.; Abbott, T. D.; Abraham, S.; Acernese, Fausto; Ackley, K.; Adams, C.; Adhikari, Rana X.; Adya, V.; Affeldt, C.; Altin, Paul; Forsyth, Perry; Holland, Nathan; Kijbunchoo, Nutsinee; Manske, Michael; McClelland, David; McManus, David; McRae, Terry; Scott, Susan M.; Shaddock, Daniel; Slagmolen, Bram; Ward, Robert; Wette, Karl; Yap, Min Jet

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The detection of gravitational waves by Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo provides an opportunity to test general relativity in a regime that is inaccessible to traditional astronomical observations and laboratory tests. We present four tests of the consistency of the data with binary black hole gravitational waveforms predicted by general relativity. One test subtracts the best-fit waveform from the data and checks the consistency of the residual with detector noise. The second test checks the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019-11-20
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/214115
Source: Physical Review D
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.100.104036
Access Rights: Open Access

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