Within the framework of self force theory we compute the gravitational wave flux through second-order in the mass ratio for quasi-circular compact binaries. Our results are consistent with post-Newtonian calculations in the weak field and we find they agree remarkably well with numerical relativity simulations of comparable mass binaries in the strong field. We also find good agreement for binaries with a spinning secondary or a slowly spinning primary.


Talk Number PIRSA:21060038
Speaker Profile Niels Warburton