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Numerical Relativity Simulations for Black Hole Merger AstrophysicsMassive black hole mergers are perhaps the most energetic astronomical events, establishing their importance as gravitational wave sources for LISA, and also possibly leading to observable influences on their local environments. Advances in numerical relativity over the last five years have fueled the development of a rich physical understanding of general relativity's predictions for these events. Z will overview the understanding of these event emerging from numerical simulation studies. These simulations elucidate the pre-merger dynamics of the black hole binaries, the consequent gravitational waveform signatures ' and the resulting state, including its kick velocity, for the final black hole produced by the merger. Scenarios are now being considered for observing each of these aspects of the merger, involving both gravitational-wave and electromagnetic astronomy.
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Acquisition Source
Goddard Space Flight Center
Document Type
Baker, John G.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
June 28, 2010
Subject Category
Meeting Information
Meeting: 8th International LISA Symposium
Location: Stanford, CA
Country: United States
Start Date: June 27, 2010
End Date: July 2, 2010
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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