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On the properties of the massive binary black hole merger GW170729

Katerina Chatziioannou, Roberto Cotesta, Sudarshan Ghonge, Jacob Lange, Ken K-Y Ng, J Calderon Bustillo, James Clark, Carl-Johan Haster, Sebastian Khan, Michael Purrer, Vivien Raymond, Salvatore Vitale, Nousha Afshari, Stanislav Babak, Kevin Barkett, Jeffrey Blackman, Alejandro Bohe, Michael Boyle, Alessandra Buonanno, Manuela Campanelli Show all

Physical Review D | AMER PHYSICAL SOC | Published : 2019

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We thank Christopher Berry, Thomas Dent, Tristano DiGirolamo, Bhooshan Gadre, Roland Haas, Nathan Johnson-McDaniel, Riccardo Sturani, and Aaron Zimmerman for helpful comments and suggestions. This research has made use of data, software and/or web tools obtained from the Gravitational Wave Open Science Center (https://www.gw-openscience.org), a service of LIGO Laboratory, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration. LIGO is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. Virgo is funded by the French Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), the Italian Istituto Nazionale della Fisica Nucleare (INFN) and the Dutch Nikhef, with contributions by Polish and Hungarian institutes. The Flatiron Institute is supported by the Simons Foundation. J. C. B. acknowledges support from Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP180103155. C. J. H, K. K. Y. Nand S. V. acknowledges the support of the National Science Foundation and the LIGO Laboratory. LIGO was constructed by the California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology with funding from the National Science Foundation and operates under cooperative agreement PHY-1764464. M. H. was supported by Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Grant No. ST/L000962/1 and European Research Council Consolidator Grant No. 647839. Parts of this research were conducted by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav), through Project No. CE170100004. R. O. S. and J. L. are supported by National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants No. PHY1707965 and No. PHY-1607520. P. S. acknowledges support from the NWO Veni grant no. 680-47-460 and the Science and Technology Facilities Council Grant No. ST/N000633/1. M. H. acknowledges support from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Grant No. IZCOZ0_177057. L. S. was supported by the Young Elite Scientists Sponsorship Program by the China Association for Science and Technology (2018QNRC001), and partially supported by the National Science Foundation of China (11721303), and XDB23010200. The GT authors gratefully acknowledge the NSF for financial support from Grants No. PHY 1806580, No. PHY 1809572, and No. TG-PHY120016. Computational resources were provided by XSEDE and the Georgia Tech Cygnus Cluster. The RIT authors gratefully acknowledge the NSF for financial support from Grants No. PHY-1607520, No. PHY-1707946, No. ACI-1550436, No. AST-1516150, No. ACI-1516125, No. PHY-1726215. This work used the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) [allocation TGPHY060027N], which is supported by NSF grant No. ACI-1548562. Computational resources were also provided by the NewHorizons, BlueSky Clusters, and Green Prairies at the Rochester Institute of Technology, which were supported by NSF grants No. PHY-0722703, No. DMS-0820923, No. AST-1028087, No. PHY-1229173, and No. PHY-1726215. The SXS authors at Caltech acknowledge the Sherman Fairchild Foundation, and NSF Grants No. PHY-1708212 and No. PHY-1708213. G. L., N. A., and A. G. are supported by NSF Grants No. PHY-1606522, No. PHY-1654359, No. PHY-1654359. Computationswere done using the orca cluster supported in part by PHY-1429873 and by Cal State Fullerton. A. G. is also supported in part by Nancy Goodhue-McWilliams. The authors are grateful for computational resources provided by the LIGO Laboratory and supported by National Science Foundation Grants No. PHY-0757058 and No. PHY-0823459.Some of the computational work for this manuscript was also carried out on the computer cluster VULCAN at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam. Plots have been made with matplotlib [107] and corner [108].