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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 benefits?

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 being done?


Any other comments:

The LOFAR project has explicitly talked about collaborating with gravitational wave projects -- see, for example, the paper "LOFAR Transients and the Radio Sky Monitor".
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