[1111.6908] Evolution of inspiral orbits around a Schwarzschild black hole

Authors: Niels Warburton, Sarp Akcay, Leor Barack, Jonathan R. Gair, Norichika Sago

Date: 29 Nov 2011

Abstract: We present results from calculations of the orbital evolution in eccentric binaries of nonrotating black holes with extreme mass-ratios. Our inspiral model is based on the method of osculating geodesics, and is the first to incorporate the full gravitational self-force (GSF) effect, including conservative corrections. The GSF information is encapsulated in an analytic interpolation formula based on numerical GSF data for over a thousand sample geodesic orbits. We assess the importance of including conservative GSF corrections in waveform models for gravitational-wave searches.

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