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High-energy follow-up studies of gravitational wave transient events

Aug 4, 2015, 4:00 PM
Mississippi Foyer (World Forum)

Mississippi Foyer

World Forum

Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Board: 83
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Barbara Patricelli (University of Pisa and INFN Pisa)


Second-generation gravitational interferometers, such as Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo, will soon reach sensitivities sufficient to detect gravitational waves directly for the first time and open a new era in the multi-messenger investigations of the cosmos. The most violent and energetic astrophysical phenomena, including the mergers of compact objects or the core collapse of massive stars, are promising sources of gravitational waves, and are thought to be connected with transient phenomena such as Gamma Ray Bursts and supernovae. Combined observations of gravitational and electromagnetic signals from these events will thus provide an unique opportunity to unveil their progenitors and study the physics of compact objects. In particular, gamma-ray ground-based and space observatories such as Fermi or the Air Cherenkov Telescopes will be crucial to observe the high-energy electromagnetic counterparts of transient gravitational wave signals and provide a robust identification based on a precise sky localization. We will report on our studies of possible joint observation strategies carried on by gravitational interferometers and gamma-ray telescopes, with particular attention on the high-energy follow-up of Gamma Ray Bursts.
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 688
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Barbara Patricelli (University of Pisa and INFN Pisa)


Dr Antonio Stamerra (INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino and Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa) Prof. Elena Pian (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa) Prof. Francesco Fidecaro (University of Pisa and INFN-Pisa) Dr Giancarlo Cella (INFN-Pisa) Dr Marica Branchesi (University of Urbino and INFN-Firenze) Dr Massimiliano Razzano (University of Pisa and INFN-Pisa) Dr Michela Mapelli (INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova)

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