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

Accurate Phenomenological Waveform Models for Black Hole Coalescence in the Frequency Domain

16 Dec 2015, 17:35
Level 2, Room 13 (International Conference Centre Geneva)

Level 2, Room 13

International Conference Centre Geneva

17 Rue de Varembé, 1211 Geneva


Sascha Husa


This talk will discuss the current state of the phenomenological waveform approach for non-precessing black hole binaries, and recent numerical relativity simulations used in the modelling and performed with the BAM code. Using these simulations, we have extended the calibration range of our inspiral-merger-ringdown model to mass ratio 18. The talk will in particular also discuss the anatomy of the merger-ringdown waveform in the frequency domain, and the construction of hybrid post-Newtonian-numerical relativity waveforms.

Primary author


Dr Alejandro Bohé (Albert Einstein Institute Potsdam) Mark Hannam (University of Cardiff) Dr Michael Pürrer (Albert Einstein Institute Potsdam) Mr Sebastian Khan (Cardiff University) Mr Xisco Jimenez-Forteza (Universitat de les Illes Balears)

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