Colloquium

Multimessenger astrophysics during Advanced LIGO's First Year and Beyond

Advanced LIGO's first observing run from September 2015 to January 2016 reached ~3 times farther than the initial LIGO detectors. The run also saw comprehensive multimessenger analyses, searching for the electromagnetic and neutrino signals expected from promising gravitational wave source types. We will discuss the primary emission mechanisms that are promising sources of multimessenger signals accompanying the most likely gravitational wave sources. We will also discuss the prospects of near-future observation periods, during which gravitational-wave detectors' reach will increase by an additional factor of ~3, and additional electromagnetic instruments, such as CTA, JWST, LSST and others, will come online.

Followed by wine and cheese in Pupin 1402.

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