FERMI-LAT OBSERVATIONS OF THE LIGO EVENT GW150914

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 (2016)


Publication Status: Published

Publication Type: Journal article, Original article

Publication year: 2016

Journal

Publisher: American Astronomical Society

Book Volume: 823

Journal Issue: 1

DOI: 10.3847/2041-8205/823/1/L2

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.

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National Institute for Astrophysics / Istituto Nazionale Astrofisica (INAF) IT Italy (IT) Stanford University US United States (USA) (US) Clemson University US United States (USA) (US) National Institute for Nuclear Physics / Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) IT Italy (IT) Hiroshima University / 広島大学 JP Japan (JP) École Polytechnique - Université Paris-Saclay FR France (FR) Tokyo Institute of Technology JP Japan (JP) AlbaNova University Centre / Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan AlbaNova Universitetscentrum SE Sweden (SE) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) US United States (USA) (US) Stockholm University / Stockholms universitet SE Sweden (SE) Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (MPIK) / Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics DE Germany (DE) University of Johannesburg ZA South Africa (ZA) University of California Irvine US United States (USA) (US) Max-Planck-Institut für Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut, MPP) / Max Planck Institute for Physics DE Germany (DE) University of Padua / Universita degli Studi di Padova IT Italy (IT) Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY DE Germany (DE) Open University of Israel / האוניברסיטה הפתוחה IL Israel (IL) University of California Santa Cruz US United States (USA) (US) University of Paris 7 - Denis Diderot / Université Paris VII Denis Diderot FR France (FR) Italian Space Agency / Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) IT Italy (IT) Royal Institute of Technology / Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH) SE Sweden (SE) Université Bordeaux 1, Sciences et Technologies FR France (FR) University of Washington US United States (USA) (US) Rice University US United States (USA) (US) NYCB Real-Time Computing, Inc. US United States (USA) (US) Sonoma State University US United States (USA) (US) U.S. Naval Research Laboratory US United States (USA) (US) Spanish National Research Council / Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) ES Spain (ES) University of Tokyo JP Japan (JP) University of Iceland (UI) / Háskóli Íslands IS Iceland (IS) University of Orléans / Université d'Orléans FR France (FR) University of Maryland US United States (USA) (US) University of Denver US United States (USA) (US) Purdue University Northwest / Purdue University Calumet US United States (USA) (US) Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck / University of Innsbruck AT Austria (AT) University of Montpellier / Université Montpellier FR France (FR) Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile CL Chile (CL) University of North Florida (UNF) US United States (USA) (US)

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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://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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