Joining the GW/EM Skies

Below is some suggested further reading related to our AAS Special Session 329, “Joining the GW/EM Skies” (AAS 221, Jan 9th 2012, 2pm). This list is not intended to be comprehensive, but rather a starting point for learning more. Thanks to Jonah Kanner, Tony Piro, Andrew MacFadyen and Samaya Nissanke for suggested additions.

“Capturing the electromagnetic counterparts of binary neutron star mergers through low latency gravitational wave triggers” (Chu et al. 2015)

“Gamma-ray Burst Afterglow Plateaus and Gravitational Waves: Multi-messenger Signature of a Millisecond Magnetar?” (Corsi & Mészáros 2009)

“Identifying Elusive Electromagnetic Counterparts to Gravitational Wave Mergers: an end-to-end simulation” (Nissanke, Kasliwal, & Georgieva 2012)

“What is the Most Promising Electromagnetic Counterpart of a Neutron Star Binary Merger?” (Metzger & Berger, 2012)

“Detectable Radio Flare Following Gravitational Waves from Mergers of Binary Neutron Stars” (Nakar & Piran 2011)

“Radio Transients from Accretion-Induced Collapse of White Dwarfs” (Piro & Kulkarni 2013)

“Magnetic Interactions in Coalescing Neutron Star Binaries” (Piro 2012)

“Radio and X-Ray Signatures of Merging Neutron Stars” (Hansen & Lyutikov 2001) 

“Implementation and testing of the first prompt search for gravitational wave transients with electromagnetic counterparts” (LIGO & Virgo Scientific Collaborations)

“Correlated gravitational wave and neutrino signals from general-relativistic rapidly rotating iron core collapse” (Ott et al. 2012)

“Seeking Counterparts to Advanced LIGO/Virgo Transients with Swift” (Kanner et al. 2012)

“Synthetic Off-axis Light Curves for Low-energy Gamma-Ray Bursts” (van Eerten & MacFadyen 2011) 

Lightcurves described in the above paper are available online:



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