Miscellaneous Information

Miscellaneous Information

Abstract Reference: 236
Identifier: I4.1
Presentation: Invited Speaker
Key Theme:

Searches of gravitational-wave transients with low latency

Chassande-Mottin Eric

A new era for transient astronomy begins with the first gravitational-wave events detected by the LIGO detectors. It is now important to establish connections between this new type of observations and that of conventional astronomy. Low-latency searches for gravitational wave transients are a key ingredient as they allow to pinpoint possible electromagnetic counterpart to a detected event. We will review those data analysis pipelines and present the performances and results obtained so far, in terms of latency and estimation of the source properties, in particular its sky location, and give prospects for the future science runs.