Searching for prompt signatures of nearby core-collapse supernovae by a joint analysis of neutrino and gravitational wave data


Journal Article

We discuss the science motivations and prospects for a joint analysis of gravitational wave (GW) and low-energy neutrino data to search for prompt signals from nearby supernovae (SNe). Both gravitational wave and low-energy neutrinos are expected to be produced in the innermost region of a core-collapse supernova, and a search for coincident signals would probe the processes which power a supernova explosion. It is estimated that the current generation of neutrino and gravitational wave detectors would be sensitive to galactic core-collapse supernovae, and would also be able to detect electromagnetically dark SNe. A joint GW-neutrino search would enable improvements to searches by way of lower detection thresholds, larger distance range, better live-time coverage by a network of GW and neutrino detectors, and increased significance of candidate detections. A close collaboration between the GW and neutrino communities for such a search will thus go far toward realizing a much sought-after astrophysics goal of detecting the next nearby supernova. © 2010 IOP Publishing Ltd.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Leonor, I; Cadonati, L; Coccia, E; D'Antonio, S; Credico, AD; Fafone, V; Frey, R; Fulgione, W; Katsavounidis, E; Ott, CD; Pagliaroli, G; Scholberg, K; Thrane, E; Vissani, F

Published Date

  • April 14, 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 8

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1361-6382

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0264-9381

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1088/0264-9381/27/8/084019

Citation Source

  • Scopus