15-20 June 2014
Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne
America/Toronto timezone
Welcome to the 2014 CAP Congress! / Bienvenue au congrès de l'ACP 2014!

Numerical simulations and analytical modeling of precessing binary black holes

17 Jun 2014, 08:45
FA-054 (Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne)


Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne

Sudbury, Ontario
Invited Speaker / Conférencier invité Theoretical Physics / Physique théorique (DTP-DPT) (T1-3) Relativity and Gravitation - DTP / Relativité et gravitation - DPT


Prof. Harald Pfeiffer (CITA, University of Toronto)


Advanced Gravitational Wave Detectors like Advanced-LIGO are expected to commence searches for gravitational waves as early as 2015. One of the prime sources for these instruments is the in spiral and coalescence of binary black holes. Numerical simulations of binary black holes play an integral role in this effort, and have matured now sufficiently to begin to address the most general case of spinning, precessing binary black holes. In this talk, I will describe recent successes of the SXS collaboration (CITA,Caltech,Cornell) to numerically simulate these systems, and to analytically model the resulting gravitational waveforms.

Primary author

Prof. Harald Pfeiffer (CITA, University of Toronto)

Presentation Materials