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Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, and LISABinary black hole mergers are central to many key science objectives of the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA). For many systems the strongest part of the signal is only understood by numerical simulations. Gravitational wave emissions are understood by simulations of vacuum General Relativity (GR). I discuss numerical simulation results from the perspective of LISA's needs, with indications of work that remains to be done. Some exciting scientific opportunities associated with LISA observations would be greatly enhanced if prompt electromagnetic signature could be associated. I discuss simulations to explore this possibility. Numerical simulations are important now for clarifying LISA's science potential and planning the mission. We also consider how numerical simulations might be applied at the time of LISA's operation.
Document ID
20090042677
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Baker, John (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
October 22, 2009
Subject Category
Astronomy
Meeting Information
Computational Relativistic Astrophysics(Princeton, NJ)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.