Abstract

Since the publication we have discovered two errors in the calculation of upper limits on binary black hole (BBH) coalescence rates inferred from the nondetection of gravitational waves. The errors caused systematic biases of opposite signs and different sizes in the 90% confidence rate limits; when errors are corrected, the resulting limits are a factor 3 to 5 smaller than those quoted. Here we give a brief description of the errors and report their impacts on the upper limit results.

Department(s)

Physics

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1550-7998

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

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© 2012 American Physical Society (APS), All rights reserved.

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