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Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci. 2007 May 15;365(1854):1335-42.

Gravitational wave: gamma-ray burst connections.

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SUPA, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK. j.hough@physics.gla.ac.uk

Abstract

After 35 years of experimental research, we are rapidly approaching the point at which gravitational waves (GWs) from astrophysical sources may be directly detected by the long-baseline detectors LIGO (USA), GEO 600 (Germany/UK), VIRGO (Italy/France) and TAMA 300 (Japan), which are now in or coming into operation.A promising source of GWs is the coalescence of compact binary systems, events which are now believed to be the origin of short gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). In this paper, a brief review of the state of the art in detector development and exploitation will be given, with particular relevance to a search for signals associated with GRBs, and plans for the future will be discussed.

PMID:
17293333
DOI:
10.1098/rsta.2006.1977

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