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Multimessenger parameter estimation of GW170817

  • David RadiceEmail author
  • Liang Dai
Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
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  1. First joint gravitational wave and electromagnetic observations: Implications for nuclear and particle physics

Abstract.

We combine gravitational wave (GW) and electromagnetic (EM) data to perform a Bayesian parameter estimation of the binary neutron star (NS) merger GW170817. The EM likelihood is constructed from a fit to a large number of numerical relativity simulations which we combine with a lower bound on the mass of the remnant’s accretion disk inferred from the modeling of the EM light curve. In comparison with previous works, our analysis yields a more precise determination of the tidal deformability of the binary, for which the EM data provide a lower bound, and of the mass ratio of the binary, with the EM data favoring a smaller mass asymmetry. The 90% credible interval for the areal radius of a \( 1.4 M_\odot\) NS is found to be \( 12.2^{+1.0}_{-0.8} \pm 0.2\) km (statistical and systematic uncertainties).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Advanced StudyPrincetonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Astrophysical SciencesPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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