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Supplement: 'The rate of binary black hole mergers inferred from Advanced LIGO observations surrounding GW150914' (2016, ApJL, 833, L1)

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Abbott, BP and Abbott, R and Siellez, K and Zweizig, J, LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration, Supplement: 'The rate of binary black hole mergers inferred from Advanced LIGO observations surrounding GW150914' (2016, ApJL, 833, L1), Astrophysical Journal. Supplement Series, 227, (2) Article 14. ISSN 0067-0049 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]


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DOI: doi:10.3847/0067-0049/227/2/14

Abstract

This article provides supplemental information for a Letter reporting the rate of (BBH) coalescences inferred from 16 days of coincident Advanced LIGO observations surrounding the transient (GW) signal GW150914. In that work we reported various rate estimates whose 90% confidence intervals fell in the range 2-600 Gpc-3 yr-1. Here we give details on our method and computations, including information about our search pipelines, a derivation of our likelihood function for the analysis, a description of the astrophysical search trigger distribution expected from merging BBHs, details on our computational methods, a description of the effects and our model for calibration uncertainty, and an analytic method for estimating our detector sensitivity, which is calibrated to our measurements.

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Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:gravitational waves, black holes, supplement, data
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:152149
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:49
Deposited By:Physics
Deposited On:2022-08-12
Last Modified:2022-09-21
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