[1210.0156] Probing the strong gravity regime with eLISA: Progress on EMRIs

Authors: Carlos F. Sopuerta (ICE (CSIC-IEEC))

Date: 29 Sep 2012

Abstract: The capture of a stellar-mass compact object by a supermassive black hole and the subsequent inspiral (driven by gravitational radiation emission) constitute one of the most important sources of gravitational waves for space-based observatories like eLISA/NGO. In this article we describe their potential as high-precision tools that can be used to perform tests of the geometry of black holes and also of the strong field regime of gravity.

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1210.0156 (/preprints)
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