Chinese Academy of Sciences - Institute of Theoretical Physics
Talks by Xue-Feng Zhang
"We consider the motion of nonspinning, compact objects orbiting around a Kerr black hole with tidal couplings. The tide-indcued quadrupole moment modifies both the orbital energy and out-going fluxes, so that over the inspiral timescale there is an accumulative shift in the orbital and gravitational wave phase. Previous studies on compact object tidal effects have been carried out in the Post-Newtonian (PN) and Effetive-One-Body (EOB) formalisms.