Burst Group External Collaboration Overview
Overview of Active or Possible External Collaboration
Name of external person(s), group, or scientific collaboration:HETE II: The High Energy Transient Explorer Mission
HETE home page
Brief description of collaborative activity (one sentence):Look for coincidences between LIGO S2/S3 GW triggers and low-threshold HETE GRB triggers.
Contact person(s) in the LSC+Virgo collaborations:Erik Katsavounidis, Katherine Rawlins
External contact person(s):George Ricker, Nat Butler
How does/would this collaborative activity benefit the LSC and Virgo?Could reveal a connection between gravitational waves and GRBs.
Are there other individuals/groups who could provide similar benefits?If so, what is the scientific and/or practical justification for pursuing this particular collaboration?
At the time of this joint work, HETE was one of the leading sources of information about GRBs. HETE is based at MIT, making it very convenient to work together effectively with LIGO.