Constraining BNS merger rates and X-ray counterpart models with existing data.
Vinciguerra S., Branchesi M., Ciolfi R., Mandel I., Stratta G.
Coalescences of compact binaries are not only considered the most promising sources of gravitational waves for ground-based detectors such as LIGO and Virgo, but also the central engine of short gamma-ray bursts (SGRBs). A growing theoretical effort is being devoted to matching the multi-wavelength observations associated to SGRBs and to exploring possible electromagnetic emissions associated to binary neutron star mergers. To validate the different theoretical scenarios, we started a project aimed at constraining models by using archived data. The core of the project consists in developing an algorithm ("saprEMo"), dedicated to predicting the number of events detectable in a survey.