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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:

Super-Kamiokande

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 benefits?

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?

tbd

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 being done?

An LSC search very similar to the Burst group triggered GRB searches is imagined. No specific studies we are aware of have been done.

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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