Multimessenger astronomy with the Einstein telescope

Chassande-Mottin, E., Hendry, M.A. , Sutton, P.J. and Marka, S. (2011) Multimessenger astronomy with the Einstein telescope. General Relativity and Gravitation, 43(2), pp. 437-464. (doi: 10.1007/s10714-010-1019-z)

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Abstract

Gravitational waves (GWs) are expected to play a crucial role in the development of multimessenger astrophysics. The combination of GW observations with other astrophysical triggers, such as from gamma-ray and X-ray satellites, optical/radio telescopes, and neutrino detectors allows us to decipher science that would otherwise be inaccessible. In this paper, we provide a broad review from the multimessenger perspective of the science reach offered by the third generation interferometric GW detectors and by the Einstein Telescope (ET) in particular. We focus on cosmic transients, and base our estimates on the results obtained by ET’s predecessors GEO, LIGO, and Virgo.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hendry, Professor Martin
Authors: Chassande-Mottin, E., Hendry, M.A., Sutton, P.J., and Marka, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:General Relativity and Gravitation
Publisher:Springer New York LLC
ISSN:0001-7701
ISSN (Online):1572-9532
Published Online:03 June 2010

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459312Investigations in Gravitational Radiation.Sheila RowanScience & Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)ST/I001085/1Physics and Astronomy