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Numerical relativity: maximizing the scientific payoff from gravitational wave detection
Author(s): Saul A. Teukolsky
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Paper Abstract

For many of the proposed LIGO sources, we are currently unable to produce reliable theoretical waveforms or event rates. Usually the difficulty is in performing numerical simulations. These problems seriously undermine our ability to extract science from LIGO, or in some cases even to detect sources at all. We describe two sources where these problems are present: the merger of a binary black hole system, and a newborn neutron star unstable to r-modes. We explain the origin of the difficulties, and how they might be overcome.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 February 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4856, Gravitational-Wave Detection, (26 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.459025
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Saul A. Teukolsky, Cornell Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4856:
Gravitational-Wave Detection
Peter Saulson; Adrian M. Cruise, Editor(s)

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