GW Alerts on your Phone

Detection Alerts

  • Detection Alert Apps: Want to know when LIGO and Virgo have detected gravitational waves? There's an app for that! LIGO and Virgo now publicize 'candidate' detections to the whole world as soon as we nab one (they're called 'candidates' until they've been fully vetted, which can take some time). Now you can receive these alerts at the same time as the broader scientific community right on your smartphone:

Android App: Chirp

iPhone Apps:  GW Events

Another App called Astro-COLIBRI (available for both Android and iPhones) shares alerts to a wide array of astronomical events, including gravitational waves, gamma ray bursts, and neutrino detections. Find that in Google Play or the Apple App Store.

  • Gravitational Wave Public Alerts You can also view LIGO/Virgo candidate detections online. The page includes possible source locations and the percent likelihood of the specific type of event detected (black hole-black hole merger, black hole-neutron star merger, neutron star-neutron star merger, or something in between, called the 'mass gap'). Bookmark this page today!