A Search for IceCube Neutrinos from the First 33 Detected Gravitational Wave Events
2019 August 20
The discoveries of high-energy astrophysical neutrinos by IceCube in 2013 and of gravitational waves by LIGO in 2015 have enabled a new era of multi-messenger astronomy. Gravitational waves can identify the merging of compact objects such as neutron stars and black holes. These compact mergers, especially neutron star mergers, are potential neutrino sources. We present an analysis searching for neutrinos from gravitational wave sources reported by the LIGO Virgo Collaboration (LVC). We use a dedicated transient likelihood analysis combining IceCube events with source localizations provided by LVC as spatial priors. We report results for all gravitational wave events from the O1, O2, and O3 observing runs.