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Colloquium: Multimessenger astronomy with gravitational waves and high-energy neutrinos

Ando, Shin’ichiro and Corsi, Alessandra (2013) Colloquium: Multimessenger astronomy with gravitational waves and high-energy neutrinos. Reviews of Modern Physics, 85 (4). pp. 1401-1420. ISSN 0034-6861. doi:10.1103/RevModPhys.85.1401.

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Many of the astrophysical sources and violent phenomena observed in our Universe are potential emitters of gravitational waves and high-energy cosmic radiation, including photons, hadrons, and presumably also neutrinos. Both gravitational waves (GW) and high-energy neutrinos (HEN) are cosmic messengers that may escape much denser media than photons. They travel unaffected over cosmological distances, carrying information from the inner regions of the astrophysical engines from which they are emitted (and from which photons and charged cosmic rays cannot reach us). For the same reasons, such messengers could also reveal new, hidden sources that have not been observed by conventional photon-based astronomy. Coincident observation of GWs and HENs may thus play a critical role in multimessenger astronomy. This is particularly true at the present time owing to the advent of a new generation of dedicated detectors: the neutrino telescopes IceCube at the South Pole and ANTARES in the Mediterranean Sea, as well as the GW interferometers Virgo in Italy and LIGO in the United States. Starting from 2007, several periods of concomitant data taking involving these detectors have been conducted. More joint data sets are expected with the next generation of advanced detectors that are to be operational by 2015, with other detectors, such as KAGRA in Japan, joining in the future. Combining information from these independent detectors can provide origin always of constraining the physical processes driving the sources and also help confirm the astrophysical origin of a GW or HEN signal in case of coincident observation. Given the complexity of the instruments, a successful joint analysis of this combined GW and HEN observational data set will be possible only if the expertise and knowledge of the data is shared between the two communities. This Colloquium aims at providing an overview of both theoretical and experimental state of the art and perspectives for GW and HEN multimessenger astronomy.

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Alternate Title:Multimessenger astronomy with gravitational waves and high-energy neutrinos
Additional Information:© 2013 American Physical Society. Received 19 February 2012; published 2 October 2013. The authors are indebted to many of their colleagues for frequent and fruitful discussions. In particular, they are grateful to hundreds of collaborators for making these large-scale experiments a reality. They also thank Alexa Staley, David Murphy, and Maggie Tse for their careful reading of the last version of the manuscript. The authors gratefully acknowledge support from the Argentinian CONICET (Grant No. PIP 0078/2010), Columbia University in the City of New York and the U.S. National Science Foundation under cooperative agreement No. PHY-0847182, the European Union No. FP7 (European Research Council Grant GRBs and Marie Curie European Reintegration Grant No. NEUTEL-APC 224898), the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche (No. ANR-08-JCJC-0061-01), the Israel-U.S. Binational Science Foundation, the Israel Science Foundation, the Joan and Robert Arnow Chair of Theoretical Astrophysics, the Spanish Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (Grant No.AYA2010-21782-C03-01), the Swedish Research Council and the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Grants No. PP/ F001096/1 and No. ST/I000887/1.
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Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)PIP 0078/2010
Columbia UniversityUNSPECIFIED
European Research Council (ERC)UNSPECIFIED
Marie Curie FellowshipNEUTEL-APC 224898
Agence Nationale pour la Recherche (ANR)ANR-08-JCJC-0061-01
Binational Science Foundation (USA-Israel)UNSPECIFIED
Israel Science FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Joan and Robert Arnow Chair of Theoretical AstrophysicsUNSPECIFIED
Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (MEC)AYA2010-21782-C03-01
Swedish Research CouncilUNSPECIFIED
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)PP/F001096/1
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)ST/I000887/1
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LIGO DocumentP1100194
Issue or Number:4
Classification Code:PACS: 04.80.Nn, 95.85.Sz, 95.55.Vj, 95.85.Ry
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