Burst Group External Collaboration Overview
Overview of Active or Possible External Collaboration
Name of external person(s), group, or scientific collaboration:
LOFAR (Home page
Brief description of collaborative activity (one sentence):
Follow up GW event candidates with pointed radio observations and potentially trigger
searches in GW data
Contact person(s) in the LSC+Virgo collaborations:
Ed Daw, Ik Siong Heng, Patrick Sutton and Graham Woan
How does/would this collaborative activity benefit the LSC and Virgo?
Could confirm and localize a GW event candidate, and provide
additional information about its source.
Are there other individuals/groups who could provide similar
If so, what is the scientific and/or practical justification
for pursuing this particular collaboration?
Yes, the MWA is a similar project in Australia -- i.e. on the opposite
side of the Earth.
Are any joint proposals planned to be submitted, e.g. for funding
or for telescope time?
If so, indicate what will be proposed, to what agency or
entity, and who will be listed as the investigator(s).
Describe any paper(s) which will/might result from this collaboration
ToO paper or an Exttrig style paper for follow-up analysis of LOFAR transients
What preliminary studies (if any) have been done or are currently
Any other comments:
The LOFAR project has explicitly talked about collaborating with
gravitational wave projects -- see, for example, the
Transients and the Radio Sky Monitor".
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