Measuring the redshift of standard sirens using the neutron star deformability

Li, T.G.F., Del Pozzo, W. and Messenger, C. (2013) Measuring the redshift of standard sirens using the neutron star deformability. arXiv, (Unpublished)

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A recent study has shown that redshift information can be directly extracted from gravitational wave sources. This can be done by exploiting the tidal phasing contributions to the waveform during the inspiral phase of binary neutron stars coalescences. The original study investigated the viability of this idea in the context of the Einstein Telescope using a Fisher Matrix approach and in this paper, we further explore this idea using realistic simulations and Bayesian inference techniques. We find that the fractional accuracy with which the redshift can be measured is in the order of tens of percent, in agreement with Fisher Matrix predictions. Moreover, no significant bias is found. We conclude that, when tidal phasing contributions are included in the analysis, inference of the cosmological parameters from gravitational waves is possible

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Messenger, Dr Christopher
Authors: Li, T.G.F., Del Pozzo, W., and Messenger, C.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:arXiv
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