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Colliding black holes

Nils Andersson

in Gravitational-Wave Astronomy: Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198568032
eISBN:
9780191878077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198568032.003.0019
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The standard approaches to numerical simulations in general relativity are introduced, starting with the 3+1 formalism. General computational issues are discussed and the problem of providing ... More


The Shadow of the Black Hole

John W. Moffat

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190650728
eISBN:
9780197517383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190650728.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The author visits one of the two Laser Interferometer Gravitational- Wave Observatory (LIGO) sites in the United States, at Hanford, Washington. This is where scientists are detecting gravitational ... More


The Direct Detection of Gravitational Waves

Alvaro De Rújula

in Enjoy Our Universe: You Have No Other Choice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198817802
eISBN:
9780191859366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817802.003.0019
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Gravitational waves emitted by black hole mergers. The first LIGO event: GW150917, the coalescence of two black holes of twenty nine and thirty six solar masses into one of “only” sixty two. The ... More


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