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Supermassive Black-hole Demographics & Environments With Pulsar Timing Arrays

Taylor, Stephen R. and Burke-Spolaor, Sarah and Baker, Paul T. and Charisi, Maria and Islo, Kristina and Kelley, Luke Z. and Madison, Dustin R. and Simon, Joseph and Vigeland, Sarah (2019) Supermassive Black-hole Demographics & Environments With Pulsar Timing Arrays. Astro2020 Science White Paper, . (Unpublished)

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Precision timing of large arrays (>50) of millisecond pulsars will detect the nanohertz gravitational-wave emission from supermassive binary black holes within the next ~3-7 years. We review the scientific opportunities of these detections, the requirements for success, and the synergies with electromagnetic instruments operating in the 2020s.

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Taylor, Stephen R.0000-0003-0264-1453
Burke-Spolaor, Sarah0000-0003-4052-7838
Charisi, Maria0000-0003-3579-2522
Kelley, Luke Z.0000-0002-6625-6450
Additional Information:Submitted to the Astro2020 Decadal Survey. One of 5 core white-papers authored by members of the NANOGrav Collaboration.
Series Name:Astro2020 Science White Paper
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ID Code:100359
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:18 Dec 2019 22:17
Last Modified:09 Mar 2020 13:18

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