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-SNEWS) neutrino events as possible SN
candidates for GW follow-up.
Contact person(s) in the LSC+Virgo collaborations:
Szabi Marka, Jamie Rollins, Erik Katsavounidis, Isabel Leonor, Ray Frey
External contact person(s):
Kate Scholberg, Alec Habig
How does/would this collaborative activity benefit the LSC and Virgo?
Provide candidate event times for potential GW detection.
Are there other individuals/groups who could provide similar
Large Volume Detector (LVD) at Gran Sasso, IceCube, KamLAND.
If so, what is the scientific and/or practical justification
for pursuing this particular collaboration?
Super-K has the best sensitivity because of the large active volume,
can provide pointing.
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 SN and/or SN candidates.
What preliminary studies (if any) have been done or are currently
An LSC search very similar to the Burst group triggered GRB searches is imagined. No specific studies we are aware of have
Any other comments:
Golden (presumably galactic or near-galactic) neutrino events are
already foreseen to made public immediately using the SNEWS mechanism.
(Such an alert would be broadcast by email and will be forwarded to the
LIGO and GEO observatories.) What is discussed here are "sub-golden"
neutrino events which may be due to, say, a galactic core-collapse SN
with reduced neutrino and optical emission; or perhaps an
extra-galactic SN which is not observed optically.
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