Sep 26 – 30, 2022
Sestri Levante
Europe/Rome timezone

GWSkySim: a fast simulator of gravitational wave sources with multimessenger applications

Sep 29, 2022, 11:30 AM
Sestri Levante

Sestri Levante

Grand Hotel dei Castelli, Via Penisola Levante, 26, 16039 Sestri Levante (GE), Italy
Oral contribution Session 7


Mr Nunziato Sorrentino (University of Pisa and INFN Pisa)


The observation of the GW170817 event has shown how multimessenger astronomy is a powerful tool to investigate the most energetic phenomena in the Universe. Simulations are an important tool to study multimessenger emission and understand the constraints that can be put using joined electromagnetic and gravitational-wave observations. For that purpose, we developed the Gravitational Wave Sky Simulator (gwskysim), a numerically efficient and user-friendly software for simulating realistic gravitational emission from astrophysical sources and their electromagnetic counterparts. The output produced by the simulator can be read and manipulated with the most important analysis tools used in the field. We will give an overview of the software package and present some examples of possible applications.

Primary authors

Prof. Massimiliano Razzano (University of Pisa and INFN Pisa) Mr Nunziato Sorrentino (University of Pisa and INFN Pisa) Dr Francesco Di Renzo (University of Pisa and INFN Pisa) Mr Michele Messina (University of Pisa and INFN Pisa) Mr Jacopo Talpini (University of Milano Bicocca and INFN Milano)

Presentation materials