[0902.0136] An improved analytical description of inspiralling and coalescing black-hole binaries

Authors: Thibault Damour, Alessandro Nagar

Date: 2 Feb 2009

Abstract: We present an analytical formalism, within the Effective-One-Body framework, which predicts gravitational-wave signals from inspiralling and coalescing black-hole binaries that agree, within numerical errors, with the results of the currently most accurate numerical relativity simulations for several different mass ratios. We think that our formalism opens a realistic possibility of constructing a sufficiently accurate, large bank of gravitational wave templates, as needed both for detection and data analysis of (non spinning) coalescing binary black holes.

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Feb 06, 2009

0902.0136 (/preprints)
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