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February 5 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Professor Leo Stein, University of Mississippi at Oxford

Title: Precision Binary Black Hole Waveform Modeling: Foundations and Recent AdvancesAbstract:Binary black hole mergers are the dominant gravitational-wave sources that LIGO/Virgo/KAGRA detect. For detection, parameter estimation, and tests of GR, we need waveform models from numerical relativity and analytical theory. I will give an overview of how to calculate these waveforms, then delve into recent advances. Future ground- and space-based GW detectors demand higher precision and require us to capture more subtle effects, such as gravitational-wave memory and nonlinear ringdown. These advances pave the way toward the precision gravitational-waveform era


February 5
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Phillips 265
120 East Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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