Data Releases for Events

This page shows data for validated gravitational wave data surrounding confirmed discoveries, as well as data corresponding to important non-detections where detectable gravitational waves might plausibly have been expected, e.g., the data surrounding one or more gamma-ray bursts, supplying evidence for or against a scientific model.

Rapid Triggers from LIGO Data

The LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) and the Virgo Collaboration currently started taking data in 2015, and we expect the sensitivity of the network to improve over time. Gravitational-wave transient candidates will be identified promptly upon acquisition of the data; we aim for distributing information with an initial latency of a few tens of minutes initially, possibly improving later.