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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

Interfacing numerical and analytical relativity for gravitational-wave astronomy: Status and prospects
Speaker(s): Parameswaran Ajith
Abstract: Recent progress in numerical- and analytical relativity enables us to construct analytical waveform templates coherently describing the inspiral, merger and ring down of coalescing black-hole binaries. Such waveform templates not only improve the sensitivity of the searches for gravitational waves from high-mass binaries significantly, but also the accuracy of the parameter estimation. This talk summarizes the status and prospects of different approaches of the modeling of gravitational waveform from binary black holes calibrated to numerical- relativity simulations.
Date: 24/06/2010 - 10:30 am
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