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GW170814: A three-detector observation of gravitational waves from a binary black hole coalescence


Abbott, BP and Abbott, R and Siellez, K and Zweizig, J, LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration, GW170814: A three-detector observation of gravitational waves from a binary black hole coalescence, Physical Review Letters, 119, (14) Article 141101. ISSN 0031-9007 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.141101


On August 14, 2017 at 10∶30:43 UTC, the Advanced Virgo detector and the two Advanced LIGO detectors coherently observed a transient gravitational-wave signal produced by the coalescence of two stellar mass black holes, with a false-alarm rate of ≲1 in 27 000 years. The signal was observed with a three-detector network matched-filter signal-to-noise ratio of 18.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:gravitational waves, black hole, binary, binary black hole coalescence
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical sciences
Research Field:General relativity and gravitational waves
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Siellez, K (Dr Karelle Siellez)
ID Code:152057
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:1210
Deposited By:Physics
Deposited On:2022-08-10
Last Modified:2022-09-28
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