Probing strong-field gravity and black holes with gravitational waves
Author(s)Hughes, Scott A.
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Gravitational wave observations will be excellent tools for making precise measurements of processes that occur in very strong- field regions of space time. Extreme mass ratio systems, formed by the capture of a stellar mass body compact by a massive black hole, will be targets for planned space-based interferometers such as LISA and DECIGO. These systems will be especially powerful tools for testing the space time nature of black hole candidates. In this writeup of the talk I gave at JGRG19, I describe how the properties of black holes are imprinted on their waveforms, and how measurements can be used to study these properties and thereby learn about the astrophysics of black holes and about strong- field gravity.
URL to conference site: http://www2.rikkyo.ac.jp/web/jgrg19/index.html
DepartmentKavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics
Nineteenth Workshop on General Relativity and Gravitation in Japan (JGRG19), 2009
Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan
Hughes, S.A. "Probing Strong-Fi eld Gravity and Black Holes with Gravitational Waves." Nineteenth Workshop on General Relativity and Gravitation in Japan (JGRG19), Nov.30-Dec.4, 2009, Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan.
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