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|Title:||Swift follow-up of IceCube triggers, and implications for the Advanced-LIGO era|
|Authors:||Evans, P. A.|
Osborne, J. P.
Kennea, J. A.
Palmer, D. M.
Gelbord, J. M.
Strotjohann, N. L.
Cowen, D. F.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press (OUP), Royal Astronomical Society|
|Citation:||Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2015, 448 (3), pp. 2210-2223 (14)|
|Abstract:||Between 2011 March and 2014 August Swift responded to 20 triggers from the IceCube neutrino observatory, observing the IceCube 50 per cent confidence error circle in X-rays, typically within 5 h of the trigger. No confirmed counterpart has been detected. We describe the Swift follow-up strategy and data analysis and present the results of the campaign. We discuss the challenges of distinguishing the X-ray counterpart to a neutrino trigger from serendipitous uncatalogued X-ray sources in the error circle, and consider the implications of our results for future strategies for multimessenger astronomy, with particular reference to the follow-up of gravitational wave triggers from the advanced-era detectors.|
|Rights:||This article has been accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society © 2015 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society.|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy|
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