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Bayesian inference for compact binary coalescences with BILBY: Validation and application to the first LIGO-Virgo gravitational-wave transient catalogue

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  • I. M. Romero-Shaw
  • C. Talbot
  • S. Biscoveanu
  • V. D'Emilio
  • G. Ashton
  • C. P. L. Berry
  • S. Coughlin
  • S. Galaudage
  • C. Hoy
  • M. Hübner
  • K. S. Phukon
  • M. Rizzo
  • N. Sarin
  • R. Smith
  • S. Stevenson
  • A. Vajpeyi
  • M. Aréne
  • K. Athar
  • S. Banagiri
  • N. Bose
  • M. Carney
  • K. Chatziioannou
  • J. A. Clark
  • M. Colleoni
  • R. Cotesta
  • B. Edelman
  • H. Estellés
  • C. Garcia-Quirós
  • Abhirup Ghosh
  • R. Green
  • C. -J. Haster
  • S. Husa
  • D. Keitel
  • A. X. Kim
  • F. Hernandez-Vivanco
  • I. Magaña Hernandez
  • C. Karathanasis
  • P. D. Lasky
  • N. De Lillo
  • M. E. Lower
  • D. Macleod
  • M. Mateu-Lucena
  • A. Miller
  • M. Millhouse
  • S. Morisaki
  • S. H. Oh
  • S. Ossokine
  • E. Payne
  • J. Powell
  • G. Pratten
  • M. Pürrer
  • A. Ramos-Buades
  • V. Raymond
  • E. Thrane
  • J. Veitch
  • D. Williams
  • M. J. Williams
  • L. Xiao
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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/12/2020
<mark>Journal</mark>Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Issue number3
Volume499
Number of pages25
Pages (from-to)3295–3319
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date21/09/20
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Gravitational waves provide a unique tool for observational astronomy. While the first LIGO–Virgo catalogue of gravitational-wave transients (GWTC-1) contains eleven signals from black hole and neutron star binaries, the number of observations is increasing rapidly as detector sensitivity improves. To extract information from the observed signals, it is imperative to have fast, flexible, and scalable inference techniques. In a previous paper, we introduced BILBY: a modular and user-friendly Bayesian inference library adapted to address the needs of gravitational-wave inference. In this work, we demonstrate that BILBY produces reliable results for simulated gravitational-wave signals from compact binary mergers, and verify that it accurately reproduces results reported for the eleven GWTC-1 signals. Additionally, we provide configuration and output files for all analyses to allow for easy reproduction, modification, and future use. This work establishes that BILBY is primed and ready to analyse the rapidly growing population of compact binary coalescence gravitational-wave signals.

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This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version I M Romero-Shaw, [et al.], Bayesian inference for compact binary coalescences with BILBY: Validation and application to the first LIGO–Virgo gravitational-wave transient catalogue, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 499 (3), is available online at: https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article-abstract/499/3/3295/5909620