[1106.0397] The coalescence rates of double black holes

Authors: Krzysztof Belczynski, Tomasz Bulik, Michal Dominik, Andrea Prestwich

Date: 2 Jun 2011

Abstract: We present the summary of the recent investigations of double black hole binaries in context of their formation and merger rates. In particular we discuss the spectrum of black hole masses, the formation scenarios in the local Universe and the estimates of detection rates for gravitational radiation detectors like LIGO and VIRGO. Our study is based on observed properties of known Galactic and extra-galactic stellar mass black holes and evolutionary predictions. We argue that the binary black holes are the most promising source of gravitational radiation.

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Jun 03, 2011

1106.0397 (/preprints)
2011-06-03, 21:50 [edit]


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