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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

Spin-induced bobbing effects in relativistic systems
Speaker(s): Abraham Harte
Abstract: Recent numerical simulations of spinning binary black holes have found that the orbital plane tends to bob up and down in phase with the orbit. It will be shown that similar effects occur in nearly all relativistic systems. The reasons for this are essentially kinematic and appear unrelated to those leading to the final "kicks" observed after merger. Simple examples are provided for binary systems bound together by gravitational electromagnetic and mechanical forces.
Date: 23/06/2010 - 1:30 pm
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