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RC 2020 - HR7

HR7: Advanced LIGO and Virgo gravitational-wave detections: status update and future prospects
Jose Antonio Font (Universidad de Valencia)
Fecha / Date
Miércoles 14 de julio (mañana) / Wednesday 14 July (morning)
The third science run of the Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo detector network, O3, has recently come to an end. Despite termination of the run about a month earlier than originally planned due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been extremely successful, yielding a record number of detections. For the first time since the Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo observations started, low latency triggers during O3 have been publicly announced. These public alerts facilitate follow-up observations by other telescopes and enhance the great potential of multi-messenger astronomy. This talk will provide a status report of O3 discoveries and will discuss possible observing scenarios for the network of gravitational-wave detectors over the next decade.