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Tests of General Relativity with Binary Black Holes from the second LIGO–Virgo Gravitational-Wave Transient Catalog - Full Posterior Sample Data Release


Data release containing full posterior samples of the following analyses reported in the paper "Tests of General Relativity with Binary Black Holes from the second LIGO–Virgo Gravitational-Wave Transient Catalog" from the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration (Phys. Rev. D 103, 122002, also available at and

  • Echoes (Sec VII B):
  • Inspiral-merger-ringdown consistency test (Sec IV B):
  • Lorentz invariance violation test (Sec V I):
  • Parametrized tests of general relativity (Sec V A):
  • Ringdown test (Sec VII A):
  • Spin-induced quadrupole moment test (Sec V B):

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LIGO Laboratory and Advanced LIGO are funded by the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) as well as the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) of the United Kingdom, the Max-Planck-Society (MPS), and the State of Niedersachsen/Germany for support of the construction of Advanced LIGO and construction and operation of the GEO600 detector. Additional support for Advanced LIGO was provided by the Australian Research Council. Virgo is funded, through the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO), by the French Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), the Italian Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) and the Dutch Nikhef, with contributions by institutions from Belgium, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Monaco, Poland, Portugal, Spain.


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Journal article: 10.1103/PhysRevD.103.122002 (DOI)
Preprint: arXiv:2010.14529 (arXiv)
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