Submitting Campus

Prescott

Department

Department of Physical Sciences

Document Type

Article

Publication/Presentation Date

Summer 2016

Abstract/Description

On September 14, 2015, a gravitational wave signal from a coalescing black hole binary system was observed by the Advanced LIGO detectors. This paper describes the transient noise backgrounds used to determine the significance of the event (designated GW150914) and presents the results of investigations into potential correlated or uncorrelated sources of transient noise in the detectors around the time of the event. The detectors were operating nominally at the time of GW150914. We have ruled out environmental influences and non-Gaussian instrument noise at either LIGO detector as the cause of the observed gravitational wave signal.

Publication Title

Classical and Quantum Gravity

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/33/13/134001

Additional Information

This is a large collaboration paper, with only the first author and ERAU authors listed. Other authors' names and institutional affiliations appear on the article.

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