The AMON initiative highlighted in the American Institute of Physics Press Release Rise of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics.


An article entitled “Rise of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics Enabled by Growing Collaborative Infrastructure” by FYI, the science policy news from API, mentions AMON in the context of the recent LIGO/Virgo press event:

“This week’s announcement may also accelerate efforts not built around gravitational wave triggers. The NSF-funded Astrophysical Multi-messenger Observatory Network (AMON) at Penn State University is a computational center designed to correlate “sub-threshold” events, such as neutrino detections and gamma ray influxes, and to relay alerts in the same manner as LIGO alerts. AMON is currently building up its own network of participating institutions.”

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New gravitational wave hits Earth


For the first time, three detectors have tracked the gravitational waves emitted by a merger of two black holes — a critical new capability that allows scientists to more closely locate a gravitational wave’s birthplace in space. Chad Hanna and B. Sathyaprakash explain why.

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Three non-technical articles from CQG+ on recent results in Loop Quantum Cosmology


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New gravity waves hit Earth after record-breaking trip through space


Gravitational waves produced by the birth of a massive black hole, a record-breaking billions of light-years from Earth, have been detected by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO). IGC researchers provided leadership in this discovery.

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