KM3NeT congratulates the colleagues of the LIGO Collaboration with the first detection of gravitational waves. An impressive achievement that not only proves Einstein to be right, but also gives a strong boost to multi-messenger astronomy.
Thanks to the rapid sharing of information by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration, ANTARES and IceCube could search their data for neutrinos emitted simultaneously with the LIGO event.
Today the three collaborations published the results of this search in a draft paper with the title ‘High-energy Neutrino follow-up search of Gravitational Wave Event GW150914 with ANTARES and IceCube’.
For more information see also the news at the ANTARES website.