The transient gravitational-wave sky

N. Andersson*, J. Baker, K. Belczynski, S. Bernuzzi, E. Berti, L. Cadonati, P. Cerda-Duran, J. Clark, M. Favata, L.S. Finn, C. Fryer, B. Giacomazzo, J.A. Gonzalez, M. Hendry, I.S. Heng, S. Hild, N. Johnson-McDaniel, P. Kalmus, S. Klimenko, S. KobayashiK. Kokkotas, P. Laguna, L. Lehner, J. Levin, S. Liebling, A. MacFadyen, I. Mandel, S. Marka, Z. Marka, D. Neilsen, P. O'Brien, R. Perna, J. Read, C. Reisswig, C. Rodriguez, M. Ruffert, E. Schnetter, A. Searle, P. Shawhan, D. Shoemaker, A. Soderberg, U. Sperhake, P. Sutton, N. Tanvir, M. Was, S. Whitcomb

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Abstract

Interferometric detectors will very soon give us an unprecedented view of the gravitational-wave sky, and in particular of the explosive and transient Universe. Now is the time to challenge our theoretical understanding of short-duration gravitational-wave signatures from cataclysmic events, their connection to more traditional electromagnetic and particle astrophysics, and the data analysis techniques that will make the observations a reality. This paper summarizes the state of the art, future science opportunities, and current challenges in understanding gravitational-wave transients.
Original languageEnglish
Article number193002
Number of pages45
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Volume30
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • GAMMA-RAY BURSTS
  • MASS BLACK-HOLES
  • NEUTRINO PAIR ANNIHILATION
  • ARMED SPIRAL INSTABILITY
  • BAR-MODE INSTABILITY
  • SPIN-DOWN LIMIT
  • CORE-COLLAPSE
  • PRESUPERNOVA EVOLUTION
  • DRIVEN SUPERNOVA
  • ELECTROMAGNETIC COUNTERPARTS

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