PIRSA:22040126

Binary black hole spin distribution: The emerging picture from gravitational-wave astronomy

APA

Galaudage, S. (2022). Binary black hole spin distribution: The emerging picture from gravitational-wave astronomy. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/22040126

MLA

Galaudage, Shanika. Binary black hole spin distribution: The emerging picture from gravitational-wave astronomy. Perimeter Institute, Apr. 28, 2022, https://pirsa.org/22040126

BibTex

          @misc{ pirsa_22040126,
            doi = {},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/22040126},
            author = {Galaudage, Shanika},
            keywords = {Strong Gravity},
            language = {en},
            title = {Binary black hole spin distribution: The emerging picture from gravitational-wave astronomy},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2022},
            month = {apr},
            note = {PIRSA:22040126 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}
          }
          

Abstract

Population studies of gravitational-wave events allow us to probe stellar evolution and formation mechanisms of compact binaries. Recent work has painted a conflicting portrait of the distribution of black hole spins in merging binaries. In this talk, I describe the emerging picture of black hole spin using observations from LIGO-Virgo–KAGRA with a new spin model. We find evidence for two subpopulations of binary black holes: 1) merging binaries containing black holes with negligible spin, 2) binaries preferentially aligned with the orbital angular momentum and rapidly spinning. These results are consistent with predictions from studies of angular momentum transport in stars and suggest that the subpopulation of spinning black holes may be spun up via tidal interactions. I will also share insights of the binary black hole population using the latest catalogue of gravitational-wave events.

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