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Title: Posterior samples of the parameters of binary black holes from Advanced LIGO, Virgo’s second observing run

Abstract

This paper presents a parameter estimation analysis of the seven binary black hole mergers—GW170104, GW170608, GW170729, GW170809, GW170814, GW170818, and GW170823—detected during the second observing run of the Advanced LIGO and Virgo observatories using the gravitational-wave open data. We describe the methodology for parameter estimation of compact binaries using gravitational-wave data, and we present the posterior distributions of the inferred astrophysical parameters. We release our samples of the posterior probability density function with tutorials on using and replicating our results presented in this paper.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [1]
  1. Syracuse Univ., Syracuse, NY (United States)
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  3. Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik, Hannover (Germany); Leibniz Univ. Hannover, Hannover (Germany)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
National Science Foundation (NSF); USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1532724
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-19-22468
Journal ID: ISSN 2052-4463
Grant/Contract Number:  
89233218CNA000001
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Scientific Data
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 6; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2052-4463
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS

Citation Formats

De, Soumi, Biwer, Christopher M., Capano, Collin D., Nitz, Alexander H., and Brown, Duncan A. Posterior samples of the parameters of binary black holes from Advanced LIGO, Virgo’s second observing run. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1038/s41597-019-0086-6.
De, Soumi, Biwer, Christopher M., Capano, Collin D., Nitz, Alexander H., & Brown, Duncan A. Posterior samples of the parameters of binary black holes from Advanced LIGO, Virgo’s second observing run. United States. doi:10.1038/s41597-019-0086-6.
De, Soumi, Biwer, Christopher M., Capano, Collin D., Nitz, Alexander H., and Brown, Duncan A. Mon . "Posterior samples of the parameters of binary black holes from Advanced LIGO, Virgo’s second observing run". United States. doi:10.1038/s41597-019-0086-6. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1532724.
@article{osti_1532724,
title = {Posterior samples of the parameters of binary black holes from Advanced LIGO, Virgo’s second observing run},
author = {De, Soumi and Biwer, Christopher M. and Capano, Collin D. and Nitz, Alexander H. and Brown, Duncan A.},
abstractNote = {This paper presents a parameter estimation analysis of the seven binary black hole mergers—GW170104, GW170608, GW170729, GW170809, GW170814, GW170818, and GW170823—detected during the second observing run of the Advanced LIGO and Virgo observatories using the gravitational-wave open data. We describe the methodology for parameter estimation of compact binaries using gravitational-wave data, and we present the posterior distributions of the inferred astrophysical parameters. We release our samples of the posterior probability density function with tutorials on using and replicating our results presented in this paper.},
doi = {10.1038/s41597-019-0086-6},
journal = {Scientific Data},
number = 1,
volume = 6,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {6}
}

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Figures / Tables:

Table 1 Table 1: Results from PyCBC Inference analysis of binary black hole events from LIGO-Virgo’s second observing run. Quoted are the median and 90% credible interval values for a subset of the inferred model parameters.

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