Blog
About

0
views
0
recommends
+1 Recommend
0 collections
    0
    shares
      • Record: found
      • Abstract: found
      • Article: found
      Is Open Access

      Surprises from the spins: astrophysics and relativity with detections of spinning black-hole mergers

      Preprint

      Read this article at

      Bookmark
          There is no author summary for this article yet. Authors can add summaries to their articles on ScienceOpen to make them more accessible to a non-specialist audience.

          Abstract

          Measurements of black-hole spins are of crucial importance to fulfill the promise of gravitational-wave astronomy. On the astrophysics side, spins are perhaps the cleanest indicator of black-hole evolutionary processes, thus providing a preferred way to discriminate how LIGO's black holes form. On the relativity side, spins are responsible for peculiar dynamical phenomena (from precessional modulations in the long inspiral to gravitational-wave recoils at merger) which encode precious information on the underlying astrophysical processes. I present some examples to explore this deep and fascinating interplay between spin dynamics (relativity) and environmental effects (astrophysics). Black-hole spins indeed hide remarkable surprises on both fronts: morphologies, resonances, constraints on supernova kicks, multiple merger generations and more...

          Related collections

          Author and article information

          Journal
          27 November 2017
          Article
          1711.10038

          http://arxiv.org/licenses/nonexclusive-distrib/1.0/

          Custom metadata
          Proceedings of the 12th Amaldi conference on gravitational waves (Pasadena, CA, July 2016). Animated version of Fig. 2 available at https://davidegerosa.com/spinprecession
          astro-ph.HE gr-qc

          Comments

          Comment on this article