Strategies for the follow-up of gravitational wave transients with the Cherenkov telescope array

Bartos, I. et al. (2018) Strategies for the follow-up of gravitational wave transients with the Cherenkov telescope array. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 477(1), pp. 639-647. (doi:10.1093/mnras/sty602)

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Abstract

The observation of the electromagnetic counterpart of gravitational-wave (GW) transient GW170817 demonstrated the potential in extracting astrophysical information from multimessenger discoveries. The forthcoming deployment of the first telescopes of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) observatory will coincide with Advanced LIGO/Virgo’s next observing run, O3, enabling the monitoring of gamma-ray emission at E > 20 GeV, and thus particle acceleration, from GW sources. CTA will not be greatly limited by the precision of GW localization as it will be be capable of rapidly covering the GW error region with sufficient sensitivity. We examine the current status of GW searches and their follow-up effort, as well as the status of CTA, in order to identify some of the general strategies that will enhance CTA’s contribution to multimessenger discoveries.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Messenger, Dr Christopher and Heng, Professor Ik Siong and Hendry, Professor Martin
Authors: Bartos, I., Girolamo, T. D., Gair, J. R., Hendry, M., Heng, I.S., Humensky, T. B., Márka, S., Márka, Z., Messenger, C., Mukherjee, R., Nieto, D., O’Brien, P., and Santander, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:0035-8711
ISSN (Online):1365-2966
Published Online:06 March 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Authors
First Published:First published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 477(1): 639-647
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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