PIRSA:08030032

Binary black hole merger: symmetry and the spin expansion

APA

Boyle, L. (2008). Binary black hole merger: symmetry and the spin expansion. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/08030032

MLA

Boyle, Latham. Binary black hole merger: symmetry and the spin expansion. Perimeter Institute, Mar. 04, 2008, https://pirsa.org/08030032

BibTex

          @misc{ pirsa_08030032,
            doi = {},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/08030032},
            author = {Boyle, Latham},
            keywords = {Cosmology},
            language = {en},
            title = {Binary black hole merger: symmetry and the spin expansion},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2008},
            month = {mar},
            note = {PIRSA:08030032 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}
          }
          

Abstract

Two spinning black holes emit gravitational waves as they orbit, and eventually merge to form a single black hole. How do the properties of the final black hole depend on those of the initial black holes? This is a classic problem in general relativity, with implications for astrophysics, cosmology, and gravitational wave detection. I will describe the rapid numerical and theoretical progress over the past two years, and discuss some open questions and future directions.