General Relativity Seminar
Binary black holes: Waveform modeling and two-body dynamics
Thursday December 4, 2014 10:00:00 CET
Thursday December 4, 2014 10:45:00 CET
From Harald Pfeiffer for the GWA14 conference
This talk will introduce the Spectral Einstein Code, a general relativistic code to solve the inspiral and merger of two black holes. I will give an update on numerical results with SpEC, and will discuss several applications of the simulations, among them the construction of waveform models within the effective-one-body formalism, the study of gravitational self-force effects through comparable-mass binary black hole simulations, and a comparison of the post-Newtonian precession dynamics with numerical simulations.