Burst Group External Collaboration Overview
Overview of Active or Possible External Collaboration
Name of external person(s), group, or scientific collaboration:MWA: Murchison Widefield Array (formerly known as the Mileura Widefield Array)
Brief description of collaborative activity (one sentence):Follow up GW event candidates with pointed radio observations. Sub-prime event analysis.
Contact person(s) in the LSC+Virgo collaborations:Erik Katsavounidis
External contact person(s):Shami Chatterjee (Sydney), Roger Cappallo (Haystack), Jackie Hewitt (MIT), The MWA Transient Collaboration
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, LOFAR is a similar project in Europe -- i.e. on ~the opposite side of the Earth (but with some overlapping FOV)