PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 269 - Frontier Research in Astrophysics – II (FRAPWS2016) - Gravitational Waves
AGILE hunts gravitational waves counterparts
C. Pittori*  on behalf of the AGILE Collaboration and M. Tavani
Full text: pdf
Pre-published on: August 09, 2017
Published on: November 15, 2017
After the breakthrough discovery of gravitational waves by the LIGO-Virgo collaboration in 2015, the quest for electromagnetic counterparts to extreme gravitational events is now open. We report the results of an extensive search through AGILE data for a high-energy counterpart to the first gravitational wave event ever detected: GW150914. The Italian Space Agency satellite AGILE devoted to gamma-ray astrophysics is operating nominally since its launch on April 23, 2007, and it is continuosly monitoring the sky in a spinning observation mode. With the potential of covering ∼80% of the entire sky with its gamma-ray instrument more than 100 times a day, AGILE is currently at the forefront in the hunt for electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational waves. Even though a gamma-ray counterpart of the GW150914 event was not detected, the prospects for future AGILE observations of GW sources are shown to be very promising
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.269.0083
How to cite

Metadata are provided both in "article" format (very similar to INSPIRE) as this helps creating very compact bibliographies which can be beneficial to authors and readers, and in "proceeding" format which is more detailed and complete.

Open Access
Creative Commons LicenseCopyright owned by the author(s) under the term of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.