Properties of the Binary Black Hole Merger GW150914

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dc.identifier.uri Abbott, B.P. Abbott, R. Abbott, T.D. Abernathy, M.R. Acernese, F. Ackley, K. Adams, C. Adams, T. Addesso, P. Adhikari, R.X. Adya, Vaishali Badrish Affeldt, Christoph Agathos, M. Agatsuma, K. Aggarwal, N. Aguiar, O.D. Aiello, L. Ain, A. Ajith, P. Allen, Bruce Allocca, A. et al. 2016-11-29T13:02:30Z 2016-11-29T13:02:30Z 2016
dc.identifier.citation Abbott, B.P.; Abbott, R.; Abbott, T.D.; Abernathy, M.R.; Acernese, F. et al.: Properties of the Binary Black Hole Merger GW150914. In: Physical Review Letters 116 (2016), Nr. 24, 241102. DOI:
dc.description.abstract On September 14, 2015, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected a gravitational-wave transient (GW150914); we characterize the properties of the source and its parameters. The data around the time of the event were analyzed coherently across the LIGO network using a suite of accurate waveform models that describe gravitational waves from a compact binary system in general relativity. GW150914 was produced by a nearly equal mass binary black hole of masses 36+5−4M⊙ and 29+4−4M⊙; for each parameter we report the median value and the range of the 90% credible interval. The dimensionless spin magnitude of the more massive black hole is bound to be <0.7 (at 90% probability). The luminosity distance to the source is 410+160−180  Mpc, corresponding to a redshift 0.09+0.03−0.04 assuming standard cosmology. The source location is constrained to an annulus section of 610  deg2, primarily in the southern hemisphere. The binary merges into a black hole of mass 62+4−4M⊙ and spin 0.67+0.05−0.07. This black hole is significantly more massive than any other inferred from electromagnetic observations in the stellar-mass regime. eng
dc.description.sponsorship United States National Science Foundation (NSF)
dc.description.sponsorship Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
dc.description.sponsorship Max-Planck-Society (MPS)
dc.description.sponsorship State of Niedersachsen
dc.description.sponsorship Italian Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)
dc.description.sponsorship French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
dc.description.sponsorship Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
dc.description.sponsorship Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of India
dc.description.sponsorship Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), India
dc.description.sponsorship Ministry of Human Resource Development, India
dc.description.sponsorship Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad
dc.description.sponsorship Conselleria d’Economia i Competitivitat and Conselleria d’Educació, Cultura i Universitats of the Govern de les Illes Balears
dc.description.sponsorship National Science Centre of Poland
dc.description.sponsorship European Commission
dc.description.sponsorship Royal Society
dc.description.sponsorship Scottish Funding Council
dc.description.sponsorship Scottish Universities Physics Alliance
dc.description.sponsorship Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA)
dc.description.sponsorship Lyon Institute of Origins (LIO)
dc.description.sponsorship National Research Foundation of Korea
dc.description.sponsorship Natural Science and Engineering Research Council Canada
dc.description.sponsorship Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
dc.description.sponsorship Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation
dc.description.sponsorship Russian Foundation for Basic Research
dc.description.sponsorship Leverhulme Trust
dc.description.sponsorship Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan
dc.description.sponsorship Kavli Foundation
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher College Park, MD : American Physical Society
dc.relation.ispartofseries Physical Review Letters 116 (2016), Nr. 24
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 Unported
dc.subject Black Hole eng
dc.subject GW150914 eng
dc.subject BBH eng
dc.subject Gravitationswelle ger
dc.subject.ddc 500 | Naturwissenschaften ger
dc.subject.ddc 530 | Physik ger
dc.title Properties of the Binary Black Hole Merger GW150914
dc.type article
dc.type Text
dc.relation.essn 1079-7114
dc.relation.issn 0031-9007
dc.bibliographicCitation.issue 24
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume 116
dc.bibliographicCitation.firstPage 241102
dc.description.version publishedVersion
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