English
 
User Manual Privacy Policy Disclaimer Contact us
  Advanced SearchBrowse

Item

ITEM ACTIONSEXPORT
  Coincident detection significance in multimessenger astronomy

Ashton, G., Burns, E., Dal Canton, T., Dent, T., Eggenstein, H.-B., Nielsen, A. B., et al. (2018). Coincident detection significance in multimessenger astronomy. The Astrophysical Journal, 860(1): 6. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aabfd2.

Item is

Basic

show hide
Item Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0000-3D2F-9 Version Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0002-E811-5
Genre: Journal Article

Files

show Files
hide Files
:
1712.05392.pdf (Preprint), 2MB
Name:
1712.05392.pdf
Description:
File downloaded from arXiv at 2018-01-30 09:11
Visibility:
Public
MIME-Type / Checksum:
application/pdf / [MD5]
Technical Metadata:
Copyright Date:
-
Copyright Info:
-
:
Ashton_2018_ApJ_860_6.pdf (Publisher version), 556KB
 
File Permalink:
-
Name:
Ashton_2018_ApJ_860_6.pdf
Description:
-
Visibility:
Restricted (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), Potsdam-Golm; )
MIME-Type / Checksum:
application/pdf
Technical Metadata:
Copyright Date:
-
Copyright Info:
-
License:
-

Locators

show

Creators

show
hide
 Creators:
Ashton, Gregory, Author
Burns, Eric, Author
Dal Canton, Tito , Author
Dent, Thomas1, Author              
Eggenstein, Heinz-Bernd1, 2, Author              
Nielsen, Alex B.3, Author              
Prix, Reinhard1, 2, Author              
Was, Michal4, Author              
Zhu, Sylvia2, 5, Author              
Affiliations:
1Observational Relativity and Cosmology, AEI-Hannover, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society, ou_24011              
2Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity, AEI-Golm, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society, ou_1933290              
3Astrophysical Relativity, AEI-Golm, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society, ou_24013              
4Laser Interferometry & Gravitational Wave Astronomy, AEI-Hannover, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society, Hannover, DE, ou_24010              
5Searching for Continuous Gravitational Waves, AEI-Hannover, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society, Hannover, DE, ou_2630691              

Content

show
hide
Free keywords: Astrophysics, High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena, astro-ph.HE
 Abstract: We derive a Bayesian criterion for assessing whether signals observed in two separate data sets originate from a common source. The Bayes factor for a common vs. unrelated origin of signals includes an overlap integral of the posterior distributions over the common source parameters. Focusing on multimessenger gravitational-wave astronomy, we apply the method to the spatial and temporal association of independent gravitational-wave and electromagnetic (or neutrino) observations. As an example, we consider the coincidence between the recently discovered gravitational-wave signal GW170817 from a binary neutron star merger and the gamma-ray burst GRB 170817A: we find that the common source model is enormously favored over a model describing them as unrelated signals.

Details

show
hide
Language(s):
 Dates: 2017-12-142018-06-06
 Publication Status: Published in print
 Pages: 7 pages, 1 figure
 Publishing info: -
 Table of Contents: -
 Rev. Method: -
 Identifiers: arXiv: 1712.05392
URI: http://arxiv.org/abs/1712.05392
DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aabfd2
 Degree: -

Event

show

Legal Case

show

Project information

show

Source 1

show
hide
Title: The Astrophysical Journal
Source Genre: Journal
 Creator(s):
Affiliations:
Publ. Info: -
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 860 (1) Sequence Number: 6 Start / End Page: - Identifier: -