Observation of gravitational waves from a binary black hole merger

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dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.15488/2108
dc.identifier.uri http://www.repo.uni-hannover.de/handle/123456789/2133
dc.contributor.author Abbott, B.P.
dc.contributor.author Abbott, R.
dc.contributor.author Abbott, T.D.
dc.contributor.author Abernathy, M.R.
dc.contributor.author Acernese, F.
dc.contributor.author et al.
dc.contributor.author LIGO Scientific Collaboration
dc.contributor.author Virgo Collaboration
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-24T08:25:15Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-24T08:25:15Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Abbott, B.P.; Abbott, R.; Abbott, T.D.; Abernathy, M.R.; Acernese, F.; et, al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration): Observation of gravitational waves from a binary black hole merger. In: Physical Review Letters 116 (2016), Nr. 6, 61102. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.061102
dc.description.abstract On September 14, 2015 at 09:50:45 UTC the two detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory simultaneously observed a transient gravitational-wave signal. The signal sweeps upwards in frequency from 35 to 250 Hz with a peak gravitational-wave strain of 1.0×10-21. It matches the waveform predicted by general relativity for the inspiral and merger of a pair of black holes and the ringdown of the resulting single black hole. The signal was observed with a matched-filter signal-to-noise ratio of 24 and a false alarm rate estimated to be less than 1 event per 203 000 years, equivalent to a significance greater than 5.1σ. The source lies at a luminosity distance of 410-180+160 Mpc corresponding to a redshift z=0.09-0.04+0.03. In the source frame, the initial black hole masses are 36-4+5M⊙ and 29-4+4M⊙, and the final black hole mass is 62-4+4M⊙, with 3.0-0.5+0.5M⊙c2 radiated in gravitational waves. All uncertainties define 90% credible intervals. These observations demonstrate the existence of binary stellar-mass black hole systems. This is the first direct detection of gravitational waves and the first observation of a binary black hole merger. eng
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher College Park, MD : American Physical Society
dc.relation.ispartofseries Physical Review Letters 116 (2016), Nr. 6
dc.rights CC BY 3.0
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
dc.subject Bins eng
dc.subject Gravitational effects eng
dc.subject Gravity waves eng
dc.subject Interferometers eng
dc.subject Laser interferometry eng
dc.subject Matched filters eng
dc.subject Mergers and acquisitions eng
dc.subject Merging eng
dc.subject Relativity eng
dc.subject Signal processing eng
dc.subject Signal to noise ratio eng
dc.subject Stars eng
dc.subject Black hole mass eng
dc.subject Credible interval eng
dc.subject Direct detection eng
dc.subject False alarm rate eng
dc.subject General Relativity eng
dc.subject Gravitational-wave signals eng
dc.subject Laser interferometer gravitational-wave observatories eng
dc.subject Stellar-mass black holes eng
dc.subject Gravitation eng
dc.subject Gravitationswelle ger
dc.subject.ddc 530 | Physik ger
dc.title Observation of gravitational waves from a binary black hole merger
dc.type article
dc.type Text
dc.relation.issn 0031-9007
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.061102
dc.bibliographicCitation.issue 6
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume 116
dc.bibliographicCitation.firstPage 61102
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