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Properties of the Binary Black Hole Merger GW150914


Abbott, BP and Abbott, R and Siellez, K and Zweizig, J and Boyle, M and Brugmann, B and Campanelli, M and Clark, M and Hamberger, D and Kidder, LE and Kinsey, M and Laguna, P and Ossokine, S and Scheel, MA and Szilagyi, B and Teukolsky, S and Zlochower, Y, LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration, Properties of the Binary Black Hole Merger GW150914, Physical Review Letters, 116, (24) Article 241102. ISSN 0031-9007 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.241102


On September 14, 2015, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected a gravitational-wave transient (GW150914); we characterize the properties of the source and its parameters. The data around the time of the event were analyzed coherently across the LIGO network using a suite of accurate waveform models that describe gravitational waves from a compact binary system in general relativity.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:GW150914, LIGO, gravitational waves, binary system, black hole
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:152173
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:2383
Deposited By:Physics
Deposited On:2022-08-12
Last Modified:2022-09-28

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