Title

Catalog of 174 Binary Black Hole Simulations for Gravitational Wave Astronomy

Abstract

8∶1, orbital eccentricities from a few percent to 10−5, black hole spins up to 98% of the theoretical maximum, and radiated energies up to 11.1% of the initial mass. We establish remarkably good agreement with post-Newtonian precession of orbital and spin directions for two new precessing simulations, and we discuss other applications of this catalog. Formidable challenges remain: e.g., precession complicates the connection of numerical and approximate analytical waveforms, and vast regions of the parameter space remain unexplored.

Publisher

American Physical Society

Publication Date

12-11-2013

Publication Title

Physical Review Letters

Department

Physics and Astronomy

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.241104

Language

English

Format

text

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