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Modelling gravitational waves from precessing black-hole binaries: progress, challenges and prospects

Hannam, Mark 2014. Modelling gravitational waves from precessing black-hole binaries: progress, challenges and prospects. General Relativity and Gravitation 46 (9) , 1767. 10.1007/s10714-014-1767-2

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Abstract

The inspiral and merger of two orbiting black holes is among the most promising sources for the first (hopefully imminent) direct detection of gravitational waves (GWs), and measurements of these signals could provide a wealth of information about astrophysics, fundamental physics and cosmology. Detection and measurement require a theoretical description of the GW signals from all possible black-hole-binary configurations, which can include complicated precession effects due to the black-hole spins. Modelling the GW signal from generic precessing binaries is therefore one of the most urgent theoretical challenges facing GW astronomy. This article briefly reviews the phenomenology of generic-binary dynamics and waveforms, and recent advances in modelling them

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISSN: 0001-7701
Funders: STFC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 30 June 2014
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 12:44
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/63698

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