Multi-Messenger Astrophysics with THESEUS in the 2030s

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Experimental Astronomy

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Multi-messenger astrophysics is becoming a major avenue to explore the Universe, with the potential to span a vast range of redshifts. The growing synergies between different probes is opening new frontiers, which promise profound insights into several aspects of fundamental physics and cosmology. In this context, THESEUS will play a central role during the 2030s in detecting and localizing the electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational wave and neutrino sources that the unprecedented sensitivity of next generation detectors will discover at much higher rates than the present. Here, we review the most important target signals from multi-messenger sources that THESEUS will be able to detect and characterize, discussing detection rate expectations and scientific impact.


Compact binary merger; Gamma-ray burst; Kilonova; Multi-messenger astrophysics; Neutrino sources; X-ray sources


Astrophysics and Astronomy




Full Author List: Riccardo Ciolfi, Giulia Stratta, Marica Branchesi, Bruce Gendre, Stefan Grimm, Jan Harms, Gavin Paul Lamb, Antonio Martin-Carrillo, Ayden McCann, Gor Oganesyan, Eliana Palazzi, Samuele Ronchini, Andrea Rossi, Om Sharan Salafia, Lana Salmon, Stefano Ascenzi, Antonio Capone, Silvia Celli, Simone Dall’Osso, Irene Di Palma, Michela Fasano, Paolo Fermani, Dafne Guetta, Lorraine Hanlon, Eric Howell, Stephane Paltani, Luciano Rezzolla, Serena Vinciguerra, Angela Zegarelli, Lorenzo Amati, Andrew Blain, Enrico Bozzo, Sylvain Chaty, Paolo D’Avanzo, fnmMassimiliano De Pasquale, Hüsne Dereli-Bégué, Giancarlo Ghirlanda, Andreja Gomboc, Diego Götz, Istvan Horvath, Rene Hudec, Luca Izzo, Emeric Le Floch, Liang Li, Francesco Longo, S. Komossa, Albert K. H. Kong, Sandro Mereghetti, Roberto Mignani, Antonios Nathanail, Paul T. O’Brien, Julian P. Osborne, Asaf Pe’er, Silvia Piranomonte, Piero Rosati, Sandra Savaglio, Fabian Schüssler, Olga Sergijenko, Lijing Shao, Nial Tanvir, Sara Turriziani, Yuji Urata, Maurice van Putten, Susanna Vergani, Silvia Zane & Bing Zhang


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