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Gravitational Wave Astrophysics (IAU S338)

Gravitational Wave Astrophysics (IAU S338)
Early Results from Gravitational Wave Searches and Electromagnetic Counterparts

Part of Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

Gavin Lamb, Sheng Yang, Youjun Lu, Davide Gerosa, Mauri Valtonen, Adam Zadrożny, Astrid Lamberts, Tingting Liu, Aaron Tohuvavohu, Robert Butler, Ken Herner, James Annis, Lucas Macri, Francesco Verrecchia, Graham Smith, Richard Henry
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  • Date Published: April 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107192591


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  • Gravitational waves were predicted 100 years ago by Einstein as part of his general theory of relativity. This volume contains the exciting results presented at IAU Symposium 338, following the announcement of the first results of the observation of the collision of neutron stars by the LIGO and Virgo Advanced detectors, and follow-up observations by many ground-based and space telescopes. These observations provided an incredible context for the talks, posters and discussions at the meeting, fostering new interactions and collaborations between physicists and astronomers in an exciting new era of multimessenger astrophysics. For the first time, space-time messengers (gravitational waves) and electromagnetic ones (visible, infrared and ultraviolet light, x-rays, gamma-rays, radio waves) can be correlated, to increase our understanding of binary systems of compact objects, rotating or exploding stars and other astrophysical phenomena. A new window has opened through which we can view the cosmos.

    • Discuses results at a timely conference soon after important new multimessenger observations were announced
    • Demonstrates a convergence between physicists and astronomers studying neutron star mergers from differing perspectives
    • An exciting time in the history of astronomy as space-time messengers (gravitational waves) are added to observations spanning the electromagnetic spectrum
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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107192591
    • length: 118 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 179 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Revealing short GRB jet structure and dynamics with gravitational wave electromagnetic counterparts Gavin Lamb
    2. Gravitational wave optical counterpart searching based on GRAWITA and DLT40 project during LIGO O2 run Sheng Yang
    3. On the host galaxy properties of stellar binary black hole mergers Youjun Lu
    4. Reanalysis of LIGO black-hole coalescences with alternative prior assumptions Davide Gerosa
    5. High accuracy measurement of gravitational wave back-reaction in the OJ287 black hole binary Mauri Valtonen
    6. Background rejection using convolutional neural networks Adam Zadrożny
    7. Merging massive black holes: the right place and the right time Astrid Lamberts
    8. Supermassive black hole binary candidates from the Pan-STARRS1 medium deep survey Tingting Liu
    9. GW170817: swift UV detection of a blue kilonova, and improving the search in O3 Aaron Tohuvavohu
    10. DESGW optical follow-up of BBH LIGO-Virgo events with DECam Robert Butler
    11. Cosmology with gravitational waves in DES and LSST Ken Herner
    12. Observations of GW170817 by DESGW and the DECam GW-EM collaboration James Annis
    13. Observations of the first electromagnetic counterpart to a gravitational wave source by the TOROS collaboration Lucas Macri
    14. AGILE observations of GW events Francesco Verrecchia
    15. High power in advanced LIGO Terra Hardwick
    16. Strong-lensing of gravitational waves by galaxy clusters Graham Smith
    17. How Einstein's theory of relativity gives us E = mc2 and the atomic bomb Richard Henry.

  • Editors

    Gabriela González, Louisiana State University

    Robert Hynes, Louisiana State University


    Gavin Lamb, Sheng Yang, Youjun Lu, Davide Gerosa, Mauri Valtonen, Adam Zadrożny, Astrid Lamberts, Tingting Liu, Aaron Tohuvavohu, Robert Butler, Ken Herner, James Annis, Lucas Macri, Francesco Verrecchia, Graham Smith, Richard Henry

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