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Massive Black Hole Mergers: Can We "See" what LISA will "Hear"?The final merger of massive black holes produces strong gravitational radiation that can be detected by the space-borne LISA. If the black hole merger takes place in the presence of gas and magnetic fields, various types of electromagnetic signals may also be produced. Modeling such electromagnetic counterparts of the final merger requires evolving the behavior of both gas and fields in the strong-field regions around the black holes. We will review current efforts to simulate these systems, and discuss possibilities for observing the electromagnetic signals they produce.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Centrella, Joan (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2010
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Meeting Information
Massive Black Holes Mergers: Can We ''See'' what LISA will ''Hear''(Bremen)
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.