FERMI-LAT OBSERVATIONS OF THE LIGO EVENT GW150914

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Author(s): Ackermann M, Ajello M, Albert A, Anderson B, Arimoto M, Atwood WB, Axelsson M, Baldini L, Ballet J, Barbiellini G, Baring MG, Bastieri D, Gonzalez JB, Bellazzini R, Bissaldi E, Blandford RD, Bloom ED, Bonino R, Bottacini E, Brandt TJ, Bregeon J, Britto RJ, Bruel P, Buehler R, Burnett TH, Buson S, Caliandro GA, Cameron RA, Caputo R, Caragiulo M, Caraveo PA, Casandjian JM, Cavazzuti E, Charles E, Chekhtman A, Chiang J, Chiaro G, Ciprini S, Cohen-Tanugi J, Cominsky LR, Condon B, Costanza F, Cuoco A, Cutini S, D'Ammando F, De Palma F, Desiante R, Digel SW, Di Lalla N, Di Mauro M, Di Venere L, Dominguez A, Drell PS, Dubois R, Dumora D, Favuzzi C, Fegan SJ, Ferrara EC, Franckowiak A, Fukazawa Y, Funk S, Fusco P, Gargano F, Gasparrini D, Gehrels N, Giglietto N, Giomi M, Giommi P, Giordano F, Giroletti M, Glanzman T, Godfrey G, Gomez-Vargas GA, Granot J, Green D, Grenier IA, Grondin MH, Grove JE, Guillemot L, Guiriec S, Hadasch D, Harding AK, Hays E, Hewitt JW, Hill AB, Horan D, Jogler T, Johannesson G, Kamae T, Kensei S, Kocevski D, Kuss M, La Mura G, Larsson S, Latronico L, Lemoine-Goumard M, Li J, Li L, Longo F, Loparco F, Lovellette MN, Lubrano P, Madejski GM, Magill J, Maldera S, Manfreda A, Marelli M, Mayer M, Mazziotta MN, Mcenery JE, Meyer M, Michelson PF, Mirabal N, Mizuno T, Moiseev AA, Monzani ME, Moretti E, Morselli A, Moskalenko IV, Murgia S, Negro M, Nuss E, Ohsugi T, Omodei N, Orienti M, Orlando E, Ormes JF, Paneque D, Perkins JS, Pesce-Rollins M, Piron F, Pivato G, Porter TA, Racusin JL, Raino S, Rando R, Razzaque S, Reimer A, Reimer O, Reposeur T, Ritz S, Rochester LS, Romani RW, Parkinson PMS, Sgro C, Simone D, Siskind EJ, Smith DA, Spada F, Spandre G, Spinelli P, Suson DJ, Tajima H, Thayer JG, Thayer JB, Thompson DJ, Tibaldo L, Torres DF, Troja E, Uchiyama Y, Venters TM, Vianello G, Wood KS, Wood M, Zaharijas G, Zhu S, Zimmer S
Journal: Astrophysical Journal Letters
Publisher: American Astronomical Society
Publication year: 2016
Volume: 823
Journal issue: 1
ISSN: 2041-8205
eISSN: 2041-8213


Abstract


The Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT) has an instantaneous field of view (FoV) covering similar to 1/5 of the sky and it completes a survey of the entire sky in high-energy gamma-rays every 3 hr. It enables searches for transient phenomena over timescales from milliseconds to years. Among these phenomena could be electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational wave (GW) sources. In this paper, we present a detailed study of the LAT observations relevant to Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) event GW150914, which is the first direct detection of gravitational waves and has been interpreted as being due to the coalescence of two stellar-mass black holes. The localization region for GW150914 was outside the LAT FoV at the time of the GW signal. However, as part of routine survey observations, the LAT observed the entire LIGO localization region within similar to 70 minutes of the trigger and thus enabled a comprehensive search for a.-ray counterpart to GW150914. The study of the LAT data presented here did not find any potential counterparts to GW150914, but it did provide limits on the presence of a transient counterpart above 100 MeV on timescales of hours to days over the entire GW150914 localization region.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Funk, Stefan Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physik


External institutions with authors

AlbaNova University Centre / Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan AlbaNova Universitetscentrum
Clemson University
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
École Polytechnique - Université Paris-Saclay
Hiroshima University
Italian Space Agency / Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI)
Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck / University of Innsbruck
Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (MPIK) / Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics
Max-Planck-Institut für Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut, MPP) / Max Planck Institute for Physics
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
National Institute for Astrophysics / Istituto Nazionale Astrofisica (INAF)
National Institute for Nuclear Physics / Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)
NYCB Real-Time Computing, Inc.
Open University of Israel / האוניברסיטה הפתוחה
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Purdue University Northwest / Purdue University Calumet
Rice University
Royal Institute of Technology / Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH)
Sonoma State University
Spanish National Research Council / Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
Stanford University
Stockholm University / Stockholms universitet
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Université Bordeaux 1, Sciences et Technologies
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University of California Santa Cruz
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University of Paris 7 - Denis Diderot / Université Paris VII Denis Diderot
University of Tokyo
University of Washington
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory


How to cite

APA:
Ackermann, M., Ajello, M., Albert, A., Anderson, B., Arimoto, M., Atwood, W.B.,... Zimmer, S. (2016). FERMI-LAT OBSERVATIONS OF THE LIGO EVENT GW150914. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 823(1). https://dx.doi.org/10.3847/2041-8205/823/1/L2

MLA:
Ackermann, M., et al. "FERMI-LAT OBSERVATIONS OF THE LIGO EVENT GW150914." Astrophysical Journal Letters 823.1 (2016).

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