Résumé / Abstract Seminaire_GReCO

"Modeling the Dynamics and Gravitational-Wave Emission of Coalescing Black Holes"

A. Buonanno

Recent developments at the interface between analytical and numerical relativity have deepened our understanding of the two-body problem in general relativity, revealing an intriguing simplicity. I will review those advances, focusing on the most dynamical and non-linear phase of the coalescence of binary black holes - that is, when the two black holes end their long inspiral with a plunge, merge with each other, and leave behind a “ringing” black hole. I will discuss the implications of the advances in the search for gravitational waves and examine which aspects of the modeling need to be further developed in the future.

jeudi 30 septembre 2010 - 11:00
Salle des séminaires Évry Schatzman,
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris

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