Strategies for the follow-up of gravitational wave transients at very high-energy gamma rays with the Cherenkov Telescope Array

Di Girolamo, T. et al. (2019) Strategies for the follow-up of gravitational wave transients at very high-energy gamma rays with the Cherenkov Telescope Array. Nuclear and Particle Physics Proceedings, 306, pp. 69-73. (doi: 10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2019.07.010)

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Abstract

With the observation of the first electromagnetic counterpart of Gravitational Wave (GW) transient GW170817, the potential of multimessenger astronomy has been clearly demonstrated. In its full configuration, the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) observatory will be capable of rapidly covering the regions localized by future GW observations with sufficient sensitivity at very high-energy gamma rays. In view of the forthcoming deployment of its first telescopes, we identify some general strategies for GW follow-up that will improve the CTA contribution to multimessenger discoveries.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gair, Dr Jonathan and Messenger, Dr Christopher and Heng, Professor Ik Siong and Hendry, Professor Martin
Authors: Di Girolamo, T., Bartos, I., 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:Nuclear and Particle Physics Proceedings
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:2405-6014
ISSN (Online):2405-6022
Published Online:21 October 2019

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