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Physical Review D 85 (2012) 103004
Multimessenger science reach and analysis method for common sources of gravitational waves and high-energy neutrinos
B. Baret1, Imre Bartos, B. Bouhou1, E. Chassande-Mottin1, Alessandra Corsi, Irene Di Palma, Corinne Donzaud, Marco Drago, Chad Finley, Gareth Jones, Sergey Klimenko, A. Kouchner, Szabolcs Márka, Zsuzsa Márka, Luciano Moscoso, Maria Alessandra Papa, T. Pradier2, Giovanni Prodi, Peter Raffai, Virginia Re, Jameson Rollins, Francesco Salemi, Patrick Sutton, Maggie Tse, V. Van Elewyck1, Gabriele Vedovato

We present the baseline multimessenger analysis method for the joint observations of gravitational waves (GW) and high-energy neutrinos (HEN), together with a detailed analysis of the expected science reach of the joint search. The analysis method combines data from GW and HEN detectors, and uses the blue-luminosity-weighted distribution of galaxies. We derive expected GW+HEN source rate upper limits for a wide range of source parameters covering several emission models. Using published sensitivities of externally triggered searches, we derive joint upper limit estimates both for the ongoing analysis with the initial LIGO-Virgo GW detectors with the partial IceCube detector (22 strings) HEN detector and for projected results to advanced LIGO-Virgo detectors with the completed IceCube (86 strings). We discuss the constraints these upper limits impose on some existing GW+HEN emission models.
1:  APC - UMR 7164 - AstroParticule et Cosmologie
2:  IPHC - Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien
Sciences of the Universe/Astrophysics/High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena

Physics/Astrophysics/High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
Gravitational radiation detectors – mass spectrometers – and other instrumentation and techniques – Neutrino – muon – pion – and other elementary particle detectors – cosmic ray detectors – Supernovae – gamma-ray sources – gamma-ray bursts