Jun 13 – 19, 2015
University of Alberta
America/Edmonton timezone
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Gravitational-wave searches for Binary Black Holes: waveform models

Jun 17, 2015, 10:00 AM
CAB 235 (University of Alberta)

CAB 235

University of Alberta

Oral (Non-Student) / orale (non-étudiant) Theoretical Physics / Physique théorique (DTP-DPT) W1-4 Gravity I (DTP) / Gravité I (DPT)


Dr Prayush Kumar (Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics)


The direct detection of gravitational waves is imminent with the network of Advanced LIGO, Virgo, Geo, KAGRA detectors coming online. Coalescing binaries of stellar-mass black holes are one of the flagship sources for these terrestrial detectors. Planned detection searches that will be performed over the instrument data rely on models of inspiraling compact binaries. In this talk I would describe how these searches benefit from accurate numerical solutions and analytic models of coalescing compact binaries. I will also present results from recent comparisons of analytic models with high-accuracy numerical simulations of binary black hole mergers, summarizing the accuracy of current waveform models.

Primary authors

Dr Bela Szilagyi (California Institute of Technology) Prof. Duncan Brown (Syracuse University) Prof. Harald Pfeiffer (Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics) Ms Heather Fong (Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics) Mr Kevin Barkett (California Institute of Technology) Dr Mark Scheel (California Institute of Technology) Dr Prayush Kumar (Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics) Ms Swetha Bhagwat (Syracuse University) Dr Tony Chu (Princeton University)

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