Title

High-energy neutrino follow-up search of gravitational wave event GW150914 with ANTARES and IceCube

Authors

S. Adrián-Martínez, Universitat Politècnica de València
A. Albert, Universite de Haute Alsace
M. André, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
M. Anghinolfi, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Genova
G. Anton, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
M. Ardid, Universitat Politècnica de València
J. J. Aubert, Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille
T. Avgitas, Université de Paris
B. Baret, Université de Paris
J. Barrios-Martí, Universitat de València
S. Basa, Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille
V. Bertin, Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille
S. Biagi, INFN - Laboratori Nazionali del Sud
R. Bormuth, FOM-Institute of Subatomic Physics - NIKHEF
M. C. Bouwhuis, FOM-Institute of Subatomic Physics - NIKHEF
R. Bruijn, FOM-Institute of Subatomic Physics - NIKHEF
J. Brunner, Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille
J. Busto, Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille
A. Capone, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - INFN
L. Caramete, Institute for Space Sciences, Bucharest
J. Carr, Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille
S. Celli, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - INFN
T. Chiarusi, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Bologna
M. Circella, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Bari
A. Coleiro, Université de Paris
R. Coniglione, INFN - Laboratori Nazionali del Sud
H. Costantini, Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille
P. Coyle, Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille
A. Creusot, Université de Paris
A. Deschamps, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur
G. De Bonis, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - INFN
C. Distefano, INFN - Laboratori Nazionali del Sud
C. Donzaud, Université de Paris

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-23-2016

Abstract

We present the high-energy-neutrino follow-up observations of the first gravitational wave transient GW150914 observed by the Advanced LIGO detectors on September 14, 2015. We search for coincident neutrino candidates within the data recorded by the IceCube and Antares neutrino detectors. A possible joint detection could be used in targeted electromagnetic follow-up observations, given the significantly better angular resolution of neutrino events compared to gravitational waves. We find no neutrino candidates in both temporal and spatial coincidence with the gravitational wave event. Within ±500 s of the gravitational wave event, the number of neutrino candidates detected by IceCube and Antares were three and zero, respectively. This is consistent with the expected atmospheric background, and none of the neutrino candidates were directionally coincident with GW150914. We use this nondetection to constrain neutrino emission from the gravitational-wave event.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Physical Review D

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