Multimessenger science reach and analysis method for common sources of gravitational waves and high-energy neutrinos

Bruny Baret, Imre Bartos, Boutayeb Bouhou, Eric Chassande-Mottin, Alessandra Corsi, Irene Di Palma, Corinne Donzaud, Marco Drago, Chad Finley, Gareth Jones, Sergey Klimenko, Antoine Kouchner, Szabolcs Márka, Zsuzsa Márka, Luciano Moscoso, Maria Alessandra Papa, Thierry Pradier, Giovanni Prodi, Peter Raffai, Virginia ReJameson Rollins, Francesco Salemi, Patrick Sutton, Maggie Tse, Véronique Van Elewyck, Gabriele Vedovato

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We present the baseline multimessenger analysis method for the joint observations of gravitational waves (GW) and high-energy neutrinos (HEN), together with a detailed analysis of the expected science reach of the joint search. The analysis method combines data from GW and HEN detectors, and uses the blue-luminosity-weighted distribution of galaxies. We derive expected GW+HEN source rate upper limits for a wide range of source parameters covering several emission models. Using published sensitivities of externally triggered searches, we derive joint upper limit estimates both for the ongoing analysis with the initial LIGO-Virgo GW detectors with the partial IceCube detector (22 strings) HEN detector and for projected results to advanced LIGO-Virgo detectors with the completed IceCube (86 strings). We discuss the constraints these upper limits impose on some existing GW+HEN emission models.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103004
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 10 2012


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