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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:


Brief description of collaborative activity (one sentence):

Get times of sub-prime (i.e. sub-GCN) GRB candidate events for GW follow-up.

Contact person(s) in the LSC+Virgo collaborations:

Erik Katsavounidis, Ray Frey, Emelie Harstad, Isabel Leonor

External contact person(s):

Eran Ofek, Neil Gehrels, Hans Krimm

How does/would this collaborative activity benefit the LSC and Virgo?

Provide candidate event times for potential GW detection. Look deeper into the instrument(s) noise.

Are there other individuals/groups who could provide similar benefits?

Possibly IPN; in the future GLAST
If so, what is the scientific and/or practical justification for pursuing this particular collaboration?
Swift has the best FOV.

Are any joint proposals planned to be submitted, e.g. for funding or for telescope time?

Describe any paper(s) which will/might result from this collaboration

Potentially: Search for GW bursts associated with GRBs and/or GRB candidates. S5 and/or S6.

What preliminary studies (if any) have been done or are currently being done?

Search principle could be as done by K. Rawlings (i.e. known GRB time but unknown position) but perhaps using network GW search algorithms. See link for HETE collaboration.

Any other comments:

Ofek has been making progress toward an list of such events. Some help from LSC people probably welcome.
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