13-18 December 2015
International Conference Centre Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone

The underlying simplicity of precessing black-hole binaries

16 Dec 2015, 17:15
20m
Level 2, Room 13 (International Conference Centre Geneva)

Level 2, Room 13

International Conference Centre Geneva

17 Rue de Varembé, 1211 Geneva

Speaker

Mark Hannam (Cardiff University)

Description

Modelling the inspiral, merger and ringdown of generic (i.e., precessing) black-hole binaries has long been a major challenge for theoretical gravitational-wave astronomy. I will present a simple picture of the underlying phenomenology of these systems, which has lead to a novel technique to produce accurate generic waveform models.

Primary author

Mark Hannam (Cardiff University)

Co-author

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