Gravitational Wave Astronomy
Searches for Gravitational Waves Associated with Gamma-ray Bursts with Advanced LIGO
Andrew Williamson
Cardiff University
Gamma-ray bursts are the most luminous electromagnetic events in the universe. The majority are likely to be powered by the core collapse of massive stars, the mergers of binary neutron stars or black hole—neutron star binaries. These phenomena are all expected to emit gravitational waves in the sensitive frequency band of ground-based gravitational wave interferometers, making gamma-ray bursts promising events for gravitational wave follow-up. The Advanced LIGO detectors carried out their first observing run between September 2015 and January 2016. During this time dedicated searches were carried out to look for gravitational waves from gamma-ray bursts. We present the status and future prospects of these searches.


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