Here we provide theoretical gravitational-wave signal predictions from a variety of core-collapse supernova and neutron star merger simulations carried out in recent years. This is a service to the community and in an effort to further and nurture collaboration between theorists, modelers, and the gravitational wave data analysis community. All waveforms are freely available for download and we kindly request that in the case of a publication involving these GW signal data stellarcollapse.org be acknowledged and the original paper in which the waveforms were first published be cited.
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For a review of gravitational wave emission in core-core collapse supernovae, see the Classial & Quantum Gravity Topical Review, C. D. Ott, CQG 26, 063001 (2009) (ads):
GW signal data from the following studies are available on stellarcollapse.org. Please feel free to contact Christian D. Ott (cott at tapir.caltech.edu) with any questions or comments you might have.
- Richers, Ott, Abdikamalov, O'Connor, and Sullivan (2017), submitted to Phys. Rev. D. (arXiv)
Equation of State Effects on Gravitational Waves from Rapidly Rotating Core Collapse.
- Radice, Bernuzzi, and Ott (2016), Phys. Rev. D. 94, 064011 (ads)
The One-Armed Spiral Instability in Neutron Star Mergers and its Detectability in Gravitational Waves.
- Gerosa, Sperhake, and Ott (2016), Class. Quantum Grav. 33, 135002 (ads)
Numerical Simulations of Stellar Collapse in Scalar-Tensor Theories of Gravity.
- Abdikamalov, Gossan, DeMaio, Ott (2014), Phys. Rev. D. 90, 044001 (ads)
Measuring the Angular Momentum Distribution in Core-Collapse Supernova Progenitors with Gravitational Waves
- Ott, Abdikamalov, Moesta, Haas, Drasco, O'Connor, Reisswig, Meakin, Schnetter (2013), ApJ 768, 115 (ads)
General-Relativistic Simulations of Three-Dimensional Core-Collapse Supernovae
- Ott, Abdikamalov, O'Connor, Reisswig, Haas, Kalmus, Drasco, Burrows, Schnetter (2012), Phys. Rev. D. 86, 024026 (2012) (ads) --
Correlated Gravitational Wave and Neutrino Signals from General-Relativistic Rapidly Rotating Iron Core Collapse
- Ott, Reisswig, Schnetter, O'Connor, Sperhake, Löffler, Abdikamalov, Hawke, and Burrows (2011), Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 161103 (ads) --
Dynamics and Gravitational Wave Signature of Collapsar Formation
- Abdikamalov, Ott, Rezzolla, Dessart, Dimmelmeier, Marek and Janka (2010), Phys. Rev. D. 81 044012 (2010) (ads) --
Axisymmetric General Relativistic Simulations of the Accretion-Induced Collapse of White Dwarfs.
- Murphy, Ott and Burrows, ApJ 707, 1173 (2009) (ads) --
A Model for Gravitational-Wave Emission in Neutrino-Driven Core-Collapse Supernovae.
- Ott, CQG 26, 063001 (2009) (ads) --
GW signals from axisymmetric (2D) convective overturn and the standing-accretion-shock instability (SASI).
- Ott, CQG 26, 063001 (2009) (ads) and Ott et al., PRL 96, 201102 (2006) (ads) and Ott, PhD Thesis, Universität Potsdam (2007) (ads) --
GW signals from axisymmetric (2D) protoneutron star core pulsations associated with the acoustic mechanisms for core-collapse supernovae (Burrows et al. 2006, 2007).
- Ott et al., ApJ 600, 834 (2004) (ads) --
GW signals from axisymmetric rotating stellar core collapse.
The GW signals from the following core collapse and binary merger studies are available off-site:
- Giacomazzo and Perna (2013), ApJL 771, L26 (ads)
Formation of Stable Magnetars from Binary Neutron Star Mergers
- Dimmelmeier et al., PRD 78, 064056 (2008) (ads) --
GW signals from the axisymmetric (2D) general-relativistic collapse of rotating stellar cores. This is the to-date most extensive set of model waveforms from 2D GR simulations. Data hosted at the MPA Garching.
The theoretical gravitational wave signal estimates provided here were produced in work supported in part by:
- The National Science Foundation, under grant numbers PHY-1151197 (CAREER), PHY-14044569, AST-1333520, AST-1205732, AST-1212170, PHY-1068881, OCI-0905046, AST-0855535.
- The Sherman Fairchild Foundation
- The Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program of the DOE, under grant numbers DE-FC02-01ER41184 and DE-FC02-06ER41452.
- Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA), under NSF grant PHY0216783.
- Computer time at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), which is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC03-76SF00098.
- Computer time on the NSF XSEDE network under grant number TG-PHY100033.
- Computer time on the NSF Teragrid under grant number TG-MCA02N014.
- Computer time on the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI) compute clusters.
- Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) through the Transregional Research Centers Contract number SFB/TR 7 "Gravitational Wave Astronomy