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dc.contributor.authorSinger, Leo P.
dc.contributor.authorPrice, Larry R.
dc.contributor.authorFarr, B.
dc.contributor.authorUrban, Alex L.
dc.contributor.authorPankow, Chris
dc.contributor.authorVitale, Salvatore
dc.contributor.authorVeitch, John
dc.contributor.authorFarr, Will M.
dc.contributor.authorHanna, C.
dc.contributor.authorCannon, K. C.
dc.contributor.authorDownes, T. P.
dc.contributor.authorGraff, P. B.
dc.contributor.authorHaster, C.-J.
dc.contributor.authorMandel, Ilya
dc.contributor.authorSidery, Trevor
dc.contributor.authorVecchio, Alberto
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-16T14:34:01Z
dc.date.available2015-01-16T14:34:01Z
dc.date.issued2014-10
dc.date.submitted2014-04
dc.identifier.issn1538-4357
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/92927
dc.description.abstractWe anticipate the first direct detections of gravitational waves (GWs) with Advanced LIGO and Virgo later this decade. Though this groundbreaking technical achievement will be its own reward, a still greater prize could be observations of compact binary mergers in both gravitational and electromagnetic channels simultaneously. During Advanced LIGO and Virgo's first two years of operation, 2015 through 2016, we expect the global GW detector array to improve in sensitivity and livetime and expand from two to three detectors. We model the detection rate and the sky localization accuracy for binary neutron star (BNS) mergers across this transition. We have analyzed a large, astrophysically motivated source population using real-time detection and sky localization codes and higher-latency parameter estimation codes that have been expressly built for operation in the Advanced LIGO/Virgo era. We show that for most BNS events, the rapid sky localization, available about a minute after a detection, is as accurate as the full parameter estimation. We demonstrate that Advanced Virgo will play an important role in sky localization, even though it is anticipated to come online with only one-third as much sensitivity as the Advanced LIGO detectors. We find that the median 90% confidence region shrinks from ~500 deg[superscript 2] in 2015 to ~200 deg[superscript 2] in 2016. A few distinct scenarios for the first LIGO/Virgo detections emerge from our simulations.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundation (U.S.) (Grant DGE-0824162)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundation (U.S.) (Grant PHY-0969820)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundation (U.S.) (Grant PHY-0970074)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundation (U.S.) (Grant PHY-1307429)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipFoundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (Netherlands)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundation (U.S.) (Graduate Research Fellowship)en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherInstitute of Physics/American Astronomical Societyen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637x/795/2/105en_US
dc.rightsArticle is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use.en_US
dc.sourceAmerican Astronomical Societyen_US
dc.titleTHE FIRST TWO YEARS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC FOLLOW-UP WITH ADVANCED LIGO AND VIRGOen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationSinger, Leo P., Larry R. Price, Ben Farr, Alex L. Urban, Chris Pankow, Salvatore Vitale, John Veitch, et al. “THE FIRST TWO YEARS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC FOLLOW-UP WITH ADVANCED LIGO AND VIRGO.” The Astrophysical Journal 795, no. 2 (October 17, 2014): 105. © 2014 American Astronomical Society.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Researchen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorVitale, Salvatoreen_US
dc.relation.journalAstrophysical Journalen_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dspace.orderedauthorsSinger, Leo P.; Price, Larry R.; Farr, Ben; Urban, Alex L.; Pankow, Chris; Vitale, Salvatore; Veitch, John; Farr, Will M.; Hanna, Chad; Cannon, Kipp; Downes, Tom; Graff, Philip; Haster, Carl-Johan; Mandel, Ilya; Sidery, Trevor; Vecchio, Albertoen_US
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2700-0767
mit.licensePUBLISHER_POLICYen_US


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