TITLE: GCN CIRCULAR
NUMBER: 34646
SUBJECT: LIGO/Virgo/KAGRA S230908b: one counterpart neutrino candidate from IceCube neutrino searches
DATE: 23/09/09 20:18:10 GMT
FROM: acz2122@columbia.edu
The IceCube Collaboration (http://icecube.wisc.edu/) reports:
A search for track-like muon neutrino events detected by IceCube consistent with the sky
localization of the low-significance gravitational wave candidate S230908b in a time range of 1000 seconds
centered on the alert event time (2023-09-08 03:41:42 UTC to 2023-09-08 03:58:22 UTC)
has been performed [1,2]. During this time period IceCube was collecting good quality data.
One hypothesis test was conducted for this low-significance gravitational wave event. The
search uses a Bayesian approach to quantify the joint GW + neutrino event significance, which
assumes a binary merger scenario and accounts for known astrophysical priors, such as GW source
distance, in the significance estimate [3].
One track-like event is found in spatial and temporal coincwidence with the gravitational-wave
candidate S230908b calculated from the map circulated by LVK as S230908b-2-Preliminary. This
represents an overall pre-trial p-value of 0.0056 for the Bayesian search.
The reported p-value here does not account for any trials correction (multiple hypotheses testing). The false alarm rate of these coincidences can be obtained by multiplying the p-values with their corresponding GW trigger rates. Further details are available at https://gcn.nasa.gov/missions/icecube.
Properties of the coincident event(s) are shown below.
dt(s) RA(deg) Dec(deg) Angular uncertainty(deg) p-value(generic transient) p-value(Bayesian)
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+144.76 186.17 +29.37 1.082 not applicable 0.0056
where:
dt = Time of track event minus time of GW trigger (sec)
Angular uncertainty = Angular uncertainty of track event: the radius of a circle
representing 90% CL containment by area.
p-value = the p-value for this specific track event from each search.
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is a cubic-kilometer neutrino detector operating at the
geographic South Pole, Antarctica. The IceCube realtime alert point of contact can be
reached at roc@icecube.wisc.edu
[1] M. G. Aartsen et al 2020 ApJL 898 L10
[2] Abbasi et al. Astrophys.J. 944 (2023) 1, 80
[3] I. Bartos et al. 2019 Phys. Rev. D 100, 083017