GW170814: A Three-Detector Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Coalescence

B. P. Abbott, R. Abbott, T. D. Abbott, F. Acernese, K. Ackley, C. Adams, T. Adams, P. Addesso, R. X. Adhikari, V. B. Adya, C. Affeldt, M. Afrough, B. Agarwal, M. Agathos, K. Agatsuma, N. Aggarwal, O. D. Aguiar, L. Aiello, A. Ain, P. Ajith & 231 others B. Allen, G. Allen, A. Allocca, P. A. Altin, A. Amato, A. Ananyeva, S. B. Anderson, W. G. Anderson, S. V. Angelova, S. Antier, S. Appert, K. Arai, M. C. Araya, J. S. Areeda, N. Arnaud, K. G. Arun, S. Ascenzi, G. Ashton, M. Ast, S. M. Aston, P. Astone, D. V. Atallah, P. Aufmuth, C. Aulbert, K. Aultoneal, C. Austin, A. Avila-Alvarez, S. Babak, P. Bacon, M. K.M. Bader, S. Bae, P. T. Baker, F. Baldaccini, G. Ballardin, S. W. Ballmer, S. Banagiri, J. C. Barayoga, S. E. Barclay, B. C. Barish, D. Barker, K. Barkett, F. Barone, B. Barr, L. Barsotti, M. Barsuglia, D. Barta, S. D. Barthelmy, J. Bartlett, I. Bartos, R. Bassiri, A. Basti, J. C. Batch, M. Bawaj, J. C. Bayley, M. Bazzan, B. Bécsy, C. Beer, M. Bejger, I. Belahcene, A. S. Bell, B. K. Berger, G. Bergmann, J. J. Bero, C. P.L. Berry, D. Bersanetti, A. Bertolini, J. Betzwieser, S. Bhagwat, R. Bhandare, I. A. Bilenko, G. Billingsley, C. R. Billman, J. Birch, R. Birney, O. Birnholtz, S. Biscans, S. Biscoveanu, A. Bisht, M. Bitossi, C. Biwer, M. A. Bizouard, J. K. Blackburn, J. Blackman, C. D. Blair, D. G. Blair, R. M. Blair, S. Bloemen, O. Bock, N. Bode, M. Boer, G. Bogaert, A. Bohe, F. Bondu, E. Bonilla, R. Bonnand, B. A. Boom, R. Bork, V. Boschi, S. Bose, K. Bossie, Y. Bouffanais, A. Bozzi, C. Bradaschia, P. R. Brady, M. Branchesi, J. E. Brau, T. Briant, A. Brillet, M. Brinkmann, V. Brisson, P. Brockill, J. E. Broida, A. F. Brooks, D. A. Brown, D. A. Brown, S. Brunett, C. C. Buchanan, A. Buikema, T. Bulik, H. J. Bulten, A. Buonanno, D. Buskulic, C. Buy, R. L. Byer, M. Cabero, L. Cadonati, G. Cagnoli, C. Cahillane, J. Calderón Bustillo, T. A. Callister, E. Calloni, J. B. Camp, M. Canepa, P. Canizares, K. C. Cannon, H. Cao, J. Cao, C. D. Capano, E. Capocasa, F. Carbognani, S. Caride, M. F. Carney, J. Casanueva Diaz, C. Casentini, S. Caudill, M. Cavaglià, F. Cavalier, R. Cavalieri, G. Cella, C. B. Cepeda, P. Cerdá-Durán, G. Cerretani, E. Cesarini, S. J. Chamberlin, M. Chan, S. Chao, P. Charlton, E. Chase, E. Chassande-Mottin, D. Chatterjee, K. Chatziioannou, B. D. Cheeseboro, H. Y. Chen, X. Chen, Y. Chen, H. P. Cheng, H. Chia, A. Chincarini, A. Chiummo, T. Chmiel, H. S. Cho, M. Cho, J. H. Chow, N. Christensen, Q. Chu, A. J.K. Chua, S. Chua, A. K.W. Chung, S. Chung, G. Ciani, R. Ciolfi, C. E. Cirelli, A. Cirone, F. Clara, J. A. Clark, P. Clearwater, F. Cleva, C. Cocchieri, E. Coccia, P. F. Cohadon, D. Cohen, A. Colla, C. G. Collette, L. R. Cominsky, M. Constancio, L. Conti, S. J. Cooper, P. Corban, T. R. Corbitt, I. Cordero-Carrión, K. R. Corley, N. Cornish, A. Corsi, S. Cortese, C. A. Costa, M. W. Coughlin, D. M. Coward, S. L. Danilishin, J. Degallaix, W. M. Farr, M. R. Ganija, D. George, S. Ghosh, S. Gras, E. J. Howell, L. Ju, T. D. Knowles, S. Kumar, H. M. Lee, K. Lee, J. Liu, H. Miao, T. T. Nguyen, S. H. Oh, D. J. Ottaway, M. A. Page, A. A. Shah, B. J.J. Slagmolen, L. Wen, C. Zhao, (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration)

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    On August 14, 2017 at 10 30:43 UTC, the Advanced Virgo detector and the two Advanced LIGO detectors coherently observed a transient gravitational-wave signal produced by the coalescence of two stellar mass black holes, with a false-alarm rate of 1 in 27 000 years. The signal was observed with a three-detector network matched-filter signal-to-noise ratio of 18. The inferred masses of the initial black holes are 30.5-3.0+5.7M and 25.3-4.2+2.8M (at the 90% credible level). The luminosity distance of the source is 540-210+130 Mpc, corresponding to a redshift of z=0.11-0.04+0.03. A network of three detectors improves the sky localization of the source, reducing the area of the 90% credible region from 1160 deg2 using only the two LIGO detectors to 60 deg2 using all three detectors. For the first time, we can test the nature of gravitational-wave polarizations from the antenna response of the LIGO-Virgo network, thus enabling a new class of phenomenological tests of gravity.

    LanguageEnglish
    Article number141101
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Volume119
    Issue number14
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    StatePublished - 6 Oct 2017

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    Abbott, B. P., Abbott, R., Abbott, T. D., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, C., ... (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration) (2017). GW170814: A Three-Detector Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Coalescence. Physical Review Letters, 119(14), [141101]. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.141101
    Abbott, B. P. ; Abbott, R. ; Abbott, T. D. ; Acernese, F. ; Ackley, K. ; Adams, C. ; Adams, T. ; Addesso, P. ; Adhikari, R. X. ; Adya, V. B. ; Affeldt, C. ; Afrough, M. ; Agarwal, B. ; Agathos, M. ; Agatsuma, K. ; Aggarwal, N. ; Aguiar, O. D. ; Aiello, L. ; Ain, A. ; Ajith, P. ; Allen, B. ; Allen, G. ; Allocca, A. ; Altin, P. A. ; Amato, A. ; Ananyeva, A. ; Anderson, S. B. ; Anderson, W. G. ; Angelova, S. V. ; Antier, S. ; Appert, S. ; Arai, K. ; Araya, M. C. ; Areeda, J. S. ; Arnaud, N. ; Arun, K. G. ; Ascenzi, S. ; Ashton, G. ; Ast, M. ; Aston, S. M. ; Astone, P. ; Atallah, D. V. ; Aufmuth, P. ; Aulbert, C. ; Aultoneal, K. ; Austin, C. ; Avila-Alvarez, A. ; Babak, S. ; Bacon, P. ; Bader, M. K.M. ; Bae, S. ; Baker, P. T. ; Baldaccini, F. ; Ballardin, G. ; Ballmer, S. W. ; Banagiri, S. ; Barayoga, J. C. ; Barclay, S. E. ; Barish, B. C. ; Barker, D. ; Barkett, K. ; Barone, F. ; Barr, B. ; Barsotti, L. ; Barsuglia, M. ; Barta, D. ; Barthelmy, S. D. ; Bartlett, J. ; Bartos, I. ; Bassiri, R. ; Basti, A. ; Batch, J. C. ; Bawaj, M. ; Bayley, J. C. ; Bazzan, M. ; Bécsy, B. ; Beer, C. ; Bejger, M. ; Belahcene, I. ; Bell, A. S. ; Berger, B. K. ; Bergmann, G. ; Bero, J. J. ; Berry, C. P.L. ; Bersanetti, D. ; Bertolini, A. ; Betzwieser, J. ; Bhagwat, S. ; Bhandare, R. ; Bilenko, I. A. ; Billingsley, G. ; Billman, C. R. ; Birch, J. ; Birney, R. ; Birnholtz, O. ; Biscans, S. ; Biscoveanu, S. ; Bisht, A. ; Bitossi, M. ; Biwer, C. ; Bizouard, M. A. ; Blackburn, J. K. ; Blackman, J. ; Blair, C. D. ; Blair, D. G. ; Blair, R. M. ; Bloemen, S. ; Bock, O. ; Bode, N. ; Boer, M. ; Bogaert, G. ; Bohe, A. ; Bondu, F. ; Bonilla, E. ; Bonnand, R. ; Boom, B. A. ; Bork, R. ; Boschi, V. ; Bose, S. ; Bossie, K. ; Bouffanais, Y. ; Bozzi, A. ; Bradaschia, C. ; Brady, P. R. ; Branchesi, M. ; Brau, J. E. ; Briant, T. ; Brillet, A. ; Brinkmann, M. ; Brisson, V. ; Brockill, P. ; Broida, J. E. ; Brooks, A. F. ; Brown, D. A. ; Brown, D. A. ; Brunett, S. ; Buchanan, C. C. ; Buikema, A. ; Bulik, T. ; Bulten, H. J. ; Buonanno, A. ; Buskulic, D. ; Buy, C. ; Byer, R. L. ; Cabero, M. ; Cadonati, L. ; Cagnoli, G. ; Cahillane, C. ; Calderón Bustillo, J. ; Callister, T. A. ; Calloni, E. ; Camp, J. B. ; Canepa, M. ; Canizares, P. ; Cannon, K. C. ; Cao, H. ; Cao, J. ; Capano, C. D. ; Capocasa, E. ; Carbognani, F. ; Caride, S. ; Carney, M. F. ; Casanueva Diaz, J. ; Casentini, C. ; Caudill, S. ; Cavaglià, M. ; Cavalier, F. ; Cavalieri, R. ; Cella, G. ; Cepeda, C. B. ; Cerdá-Durán, P. ; Cerretani, G. ; Cesarini, E. ; Chamberlin, S. J. ; Chan, M. ; Chao, S. ; Charlton, P. ; Chase, E. ; Chassande-Mottin, E. ; Chatterjee, D. ; Chatziioannou, K. ; Cheeseboro, B. D. ; Chen, H. Y. ; Chen, X. ; Chen, Y. ; Cheng, H. P. ; Chia, H. ; Chincarini, A. ; Chiummo, A. ; Chmiel, T. ; Cho, H. S. ; Cho, M. ; Chow, J. H. ; Christensen, N. ; Chu, Q. ; Chua, A. J.K. ; Chua, S. ; Chung, A. K.W. ; Chung, S. ; Ciani, G. ; Ciolfi, R. ; Cirelli, C. E. ; Cirone, A. ; Clara, F. ; Clark, J. A. ; Clearwater, P. ; Cleva, F. ; Cocchieri, C. ; Coccia, E. ; Cohadon, P. F. ; Cohen, D. ; Colla, A. ; Collette, C. G. ; Cominsky, L. R. ; Constancio, M. ; Conti, L. ; Cooper, S. J. ; Corban, P. ; Corbitt, T. R. ; Cordero-Carrión, I. ; Corley, K. R. ; Cornish, N. ; Corsi, A. ; Cortese, S. ; Costa, C. A. ; Coughlin, M. W. ; Coward, D. M. ; Danilishin, S. L. ; Degallaix, J. ; Farr, W. M. ; Ganija, M. R. ; George, D. ; Ghosh, S. ; Gras, S. ; Howell, E. J. ; Ju, L. ; Knowles, T. D. ; Kumar, S. ; Lee, H. M. ; Lee, K. ; Liu, J. ; Miao, H. ; Nguyen, T. T. ; Oh, S. H. ; Ottaway, D. J. ; Page, M. A. ; Shah, A. A. ; Slagmolen, B. J.J. ; Wen, L. ; Zhao, C. ; (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration). / GW170814 : A Three-Detector Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Coalescence. In: Physical Review Letters. 2017 ; Vol. 119, No. 14.
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    GW170814 : A Three-Detector Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Coalescence. / Abbott, B. P.; Abbott, R.; Abbott, T. D.; Acernese, F.; Ackley, K.; Adams, C.; Adams, T.; Addesso, P.; Adhikari, R. X.; Adya, V. B.; Affeldt, C.; Afrough, M.; Agarwal, B.; Agathos, M.; Agatsuma, K.; Aggarwal, N.; Aguiar, O. D.; Aiello, L.; Ain, A.; Ajith, P.; Allen, B.; Allen, G.; Allocca, A.; Altin, P. A.; Amato, A.; Ananyeva, A.; Anderson, S. B.; Anderson, W. G.; Angelova, S. V.; Antier, S.; Appert, S.; Arai, K.; Araya, M. C.; Areeda, J. S.; Arnaud, N.; Arun, K. G.; Ascenzi, S.; Ashton, G.; Ast, M.; Aston, S. M.; Astone, P.; Atallah, D. V.; Aufmuth, P.; Aulbert, C.; Aultoneal, K.; Austin, C.; Avila-Alvarez, A.; Babak, S.; Bacon, P.; Bader, M. K.M.; Bae, S.; Baker, P. T.; Baldaccini, F.; Ballardin, G.; Ballmer, S. W.; Banagiri, S.; Barayoga, J. C.; Barclay, S. E.; Barish, B. C.; Barker, D.; Barkett, K.; Barone, F.; Barr, B.; Barsotti, L.; Barsuglia, M.; Barta, D.; Barthelmy, S. D.; Bartlett, J.; Bartos, I.; Bassiri, R.; Basti, A.; Batch, J. C.; Bawaj, M.; Bayley, J. C.; Bazzan, M.; Bécsy, B.; Beer, C.; Bejger, M.; Belahcene, I.; Bell, A. S.; Berger, B. K.; Bergmann, G.; Bero, J. J.; Berry, C. P.L.; Bersanetti, D.; Bertolini, A.; Betzwieser, J.; Bhagwat, S.; Bhandare, R.; Bilenko, I. A.; Billingsley, G.; Billman, C. R.; Birch, J.; Birney, R.; Birnholtz, O.; Biscans, S.; Biscoveanu, S.; Bisht, A.; Bitossi, M.; Biwer, C.; Bizouard, M. A.; Blackburn, J. K.; Blackman, J.; Blair, C. D.; Blair, D. G.; Blair, R. M.; Bloemen, S.; Bock, O.; Bode, N.; Boer, M.; Bogaert, G.; Bohe, A.; Bondu, F.; Bonilla, E.; Bonnand, R.; Boom, B. A.; Bork, R.; Boschi, V.; Bose, S.; Bossie, K.; Bouffanais, Y.; Bozzi, A.; Bradaschia, C.; Brady, P. R.; Branchesi, M.; Brau, J. E.; Briant, T.; Brillet, A.; Brinkmann, M.; Brisson, V.; Brockill, P.; Broida, J. E.; Brooks, A. F.; Brown, D. A.; Brown, D. A.; Brunett, S.; Buchanan, C. C.; Buikema, A.; Bulik, T.; Bulten, H. J.; Buonanno, A.; Buskulic, D.; Buy, C.; Byer, R. L.; Cabero, M.; Cadonati, L.; Cagnoli, G.; Cahillane, C.; Calderón Bustillo, J.; Callister, T. A.; Calloni, E.; Camp, J. B.; Canepa, M.; Canizares, P.; Cannon, K. C.; Cao, H.; Cao, J.; Capano, C. D.; Capocasa, E.; Carbognani, F.; Caride, S.; Carney, M. F.; Casanueva Diaz, J.; Casentini, C.; Caudill, S.; Cavaglià, M.; Cavalier, F.; Cavalieri, R.; Cella, G.; Cepeda, C. B.; Cerdá-Durán, P.; Cerretani, G.; Cesarini, E.; Chamberlin, S. J.; Chan, M.; Chao, S.; Charlton, P.; Chase, E.; Chassande-Mottin, E.; Chatterjee, D.; Chatziioannou, K.; Cheeseboro, B. D.; Chen, H. Y.; Chen, X.; Chen, Y.; Cheng, H. P.; Chia, H.; Chincarini, A.; Chiummo, A.; Chmiel, T.; Cho, H. S.; Cho, M.; Chow, J. H.; Christensen, N.; Chu, Q.; Chua, A. J.K.; Chua, S.; Chung, A. K.W.; Chung, S.; Ciani, G.; Ciolfi, R.; Cirelli, C. E.; Cirone, A.; Clara, F.; Clark, J. A.; Clearwater, P.; Cleva, F.; Cocchieri, C.; Coccia, E.; Cohadon, P. F.; Cohen, D.; Colla, A.; Collette, C. G.; Cominsky, L. R.; Constancio, M.; Conti, L.; Cooper, S. J.; Corban, P.; Corbitt, T. R.; Cordero-Carrión, I.; Corley, K. R.; Cornish, N.; Corsi, A.; Cortese, S.; Costa, C. A.; Coughlin, M. W.; Coward, D. M.; Danilishin, S. L.; Degallaix, J.; Farr, W. M.; Ganija, M. R.; George, D.; Ghosh, S.; Gras, S.; Howell, E. J.; Ju, L.; Knowles, T. D.; Kumar, S.; Lee, H. M.; Lee, K.; Liu, J.; Miao, H.; Nguyen, T. T.; Oh, S. H.; Ottaway, D. J.; Page, M. A.; Shah, A. A.; Slagmolen, B. J.J.; Wen, L.; Zhao, C.; (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration).

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    TY - JOUR

    T1 - GW170814

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    AU - Abbott,B. P.

    AU - Abbott,R.

    AU - Abbott,T. D.

    AU - Acernese,F.

    AU - Ackley,K.

    AU - Adams,C.

    AU - Adams,T.

    AU - Addesso,P.

    AU - Adhikari,R. X.

    AU - Adya,V. B.

    AU - Affeldt,C.

    AU - Afrough,M.

    AU - Agarwal,B.

    AU - Agathos,M.

    AU - Agatsuma,K.

    AU - Aggarwal,N.

    AU - Aguiar,O. D.

    AU - Aiello,L.

    AU - Ain,A.

    AU - Ajith,P.

    AU - Allen,B.

    AU - Allen,G.

    AU - Allocca,A.

    AU - Altin,P. A.

    AU - Amato,A.

    AU - Ananyeva,A.

    AU - Anderson,S. B.

    AU - Anderson,W. G.

    AU - Angelova,S. V.

    AU - Antier,S.

    AU - Appert,S.

    AU - Arai,K.

    AU - Araya,M. C.

    AU - Areeda,J. S.

    AU - Arnaud,N.

    AU - Arun,K. G.

    AU - Ascenzi,S.

    AU - Ashton,G.

    AU - Ast,M.

    AU - Aston,S. M.

    AU - Astone,P.

    AU - Atallah,D. V.

    AU - Aufmuth,P.

    AU - Aulbert,C.

    AU - Aultoneal,K.

    AU - Austin,C.

    AU - Avila-Alvarez,A.

    AU - Babak,S.

    AU - Bacon,P.

    AU - Bader,M. K.M.

    AU - Bae,S.

    AU - Baker,P. T.

    AU - Baldaccini,F.

    AU - Ballardin,G.

    AU - Ballmer,S. W.

    AU - Banagiri,S.

    AU - Barayoga,J. C.

    AU - Barclay,S. E.

    AU - Barish,B. C.

    AU - Barker,D.

    AU - Barkett,K.

    AU - Barone,F.

    AU - Barr,B.

    AU - Barsotti,L.

    AU - Barsuglia,M.

    AU - Barta,D.

    AU - Barthelmy,S. D.

    AU - Bartlett,J.

    AU - Bartos,I.

    AU - Bassiri,R.

    AU - Basti,A.

    AU - Batch,J. C.

    AU - Bawaj,M.

    AU - Bayley,J. C.

    AU - Bazzan,M.

    AU - Bécsy,B.

    AU - Beer,C.

    AU - Bejger,M.

    AU - Belahcene,I.

    AU - Bell,A. S.

    AU - Berger,B. K.

    AU - Bergmann,G.

    AU - Bero,J. J.

    AU - Berry,C. P.L.

    AU - Bersanetti,D.

    AU - Bertolini,A.

    AU - Betzwieser,J.

    AU - Bhagwat,S.

    AU - Bhandare,R.

    AU - Bilenko,I. A.

    AU - Billingsley,G.

    AU - Billman,C. R.

    AU - Birch,J.

    AU - Birney,R.

    AU - Birnholtz,O.

    AU - Biscans,S.

    AU - Biscoveanu,S.

    AU - Bisht,A.

    AU - Bitossi,M.

    AU - Biwer,C.

    AU - Bizouard,M. A.

    AU - Blackburn,J. K.

    AU - Blackman,J.

    AU - Blair,C. D.

    AU - Blair,D. G.

    AU - Blair,R. M.

    AU - Bloemen,S.

    AU - Bock,O.

    AU - Bode,N.

    AU - Boer,M.

    AU - Bogaert,G.

    AU - Bohe,A.

    AU - Bondu,F.

    AU - Bonilla,E.

    AU - Bonnand,R.

    AU - Boom,B. A.

    AU - Bork,R.

    AU - Boschi,V.

    AU - Bose,S.

    AU - Bossie,K.

    AU - Bouffanais,Y.

    AU - Bozzi,A.

    AU - Bradaschia,C.

    AU - Brady,P. R.

    AU - Branchesi,M.

    AU - Brau,J. E.

    AU - Briant,T.

    AU - Brillet,A.

    AU - Brinkmann,M.

    AU - Brisson,V.

    AU - Brockill,P.

    AU - Broida,J. E.

    AU - Brooks,A. F.

    AU - Brown,D. A.

    AU - Brown,D. A.

    AU - Brunett,S.

    AU - Buchanan,C. C.

    AU - Buikema,A.

    AU - Bulik,T.

    AU - Bulten,H. J.

    AU - Buonanno,A.

    AU - Buskulic,D.

    AU - Buy,C.

    AU - Byer,R. L.

    AU - Cabero,M.

    AU - Cadonati,L.

    AU - Cagnoli,G.

    AU - Cahillane,C.

    AU - Calderón Bustillo,J.

    AU - Callister,T. A.

    AU - Calloni,E.

    AU - Camp,J. B.

    AU - Canepa,M.

    AU - Canizares,P.

    AU - Cannon,K. C.

    AU - Cao,H.

    AU - Cao,J.

    AU - Capano,C. D.

    AU - Capocasa,E.

    AU - Carbognani,F.

    AU - Caride,S.

    AU - Carney,M. F.

    AU - Casanueva Diaz,J.

    AU - Casentini,C.

    AU - Caudill,S.

    AU - Cavaglià,M.

    AU - Cavalier,F.

    AU - Cavalieri,R.

    AU - Cella,G.

    AU - Cepeda,C. B.

    AU - Cerdá-Durán,P.

    AU - Cerretani,G.

    AU - Cesarini,E.

    AU - Chamberlin,S. J.

    AU - Chan,M.

    AU - Chao,S.

    AU - Charlton,P.

    AU - Chase,E.

    AU - Chassande-Mottin,E.

    AU - Chatterjee,D.

    AU - Chatziioannou,K.

    AU - Cheeseboro,B. D.

    AU - Chen,H. Y.

    AU - Chen,X.

    AU - Chen,Y.

    AU - Cheng,H. P.

    AU - Chia,H.

    AU - Chincarini,A.

    AU - Chiummo,A.

    AU - Chmiel,T.

    AU - Cho,H. S.

    AU - Cho,M.

    AU - Chow,J. H.

    AU - Christensen,N.

    AU - Chu,Q.

    AU - Chua,A. J.K.

    AU - Chua,S.

    AU - Chung,A. K.W.

    AU - Chung,S.

    AU - Ciani,G.

    AU - Ciolfi,R.

    AU - Cirelli,C. E.

    AU - Cirone,A.

    AU - Clara,F.

    AU - Clark,J. A.

    AU - Clearwater,P.

    AU - Cleva,F.

    AU - Cocchieri,C.

    AU - Coccia,E.

    AU - Cohadon,P. F.

    AU - Cohen,D.

    AU - Colla,A.

    AU - Collette,C. G.

    AU - Cominsky,L. R.

    AU - Constancio,M.

    AU - Conti,L.

    AU - Cooper,S. J.

    AU - Corban,P.

    AU - Corbitt,T. R.

    AU - Cordero-Carrión,I.

    AU - Corley,K. R.

    AU - Cornish,N.

    AU - Corsi,A.

    AU - Cortese,S.

    AU - Costa,C. A.

    AU - Coughlin,M. W.

    AU - Coward,D. M.

    AU - Danilishin,S. L.

    AU - Degallaix,J.

    AU - Farr,W. M.

    AU - Ganija,M. R.

    AU - George,D.

    AU - Ghosh,S.

    AU - Gras,S.

    AU - Howell,E. J.

    AU - Ju,L.

    AU - Knowles,T. D.

    AU - Kumar,S.

    AU - Lee,H. M.

    AU - Lee,K.

    AU - Liu,J.

    AU - Miao,H.

    AU - Nguyen,T. T.

    AU - Oh,S. H.

    AU - Ottaway,D. J.

    AU - Page,M. A.

    AU - Shah,A. A.

    AU - Slagmolen,B. J.J.

    AU - Wen,L.

    AU - Zhao,C.

    AU - (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration)

    PY - 2017/10/6

    Y1 - 2017/10/6

    N2 - On August 14, 2017 at 10 30:43 UTC, the Advanced Virgo detector and the two Advanced LIGO detectors coherently observed a transient gravitational-wave signal produced by the coalescence of two stellar mass black holes, with a false-alarm rate of 1 in 27 000 years. The signal was observed with a three-detector network matched-filter signal-to-noise ratio of 18. The inferred masses of the initial black holes are 30.5-3.0+5.7M and 25.3-4.2+2.8M (at the 90% credible level). The luminosity distance of the source is 540-210+130 Mpc, corresponding to a redshift of z=0.11-0.04+0.03. A network of three detectors improves the sky localization of the source, reducing the area of the 90% credible region from 1160 deg2 using only the two LIGO detectors to 60 deg2 using all three detectors. For the first time, we can test the nature of gravitational-wave polarizations from the antenna response of the LIGO-Virgo network, thus enabling a new class of phenomenological tests of gravity.

    AB - On August 14, 2017 at 10 30:43 UTC, the Advanced Virgo detector and the two Advanced LIGO detectors coherently observed a transient gravitational-wave signal produced by the coalescence of two stellar mass black holes, with a false-alarm rate of 1 in 27 000 years. The signal was observed with a three-detector network matched-filter signal-to-noise ratio of 18. The inferred masses of the initial black holes are 30.5-3.0+5.7M and 25.3-4.2+2.8M (at the 90% credible level). The luminosity distance of the source is 540-210+130 Mpc, corresponding to a redshift of z=0.11-0.04+0.03. A network of three detectors improves the sky localization of the source, reducing the area of the 90% credible region from 1160 deg2 using only the two LIGO detectors to 60 deg2 using all three detectors. For the first time, we can test the nature of gravitational-wave polarizations from the antenna response of the LIGO-Virgo network, thus enabling a new class of phenomenological tests of gravity.

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    U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.141101

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    JO - Physical Review Letters

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    Abbott BP, Abbott R, Abbott TD, Acernese F, Ackley K, Adams C et al. GW170814: A Three-Detector Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Coalescence. Physical Review Letters. 2017 Oct 6;119(14). 141101. Available from, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.141101