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Late inspiral and merger of binary black holes in scalar–tensor theories of gravity

Healy, James and Bode, Tanja and Haas, Roland and Pazos, Enrique and Laguna, Pablo and Shoemaker, Deirdre M. and Yunes, Nicolás (2012) Late inspiral and merger of binary black holes in scalar–tensor theories of gravity. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 29 (23). Art. No. 232002 . ISSN 0264-9381. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20130103-111718510

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Abstract

Gravitational wave observations will probe nonlinear gravitational interactions and thus enable strong tests of Einstein's theory of general relativity. We present a numerical relativity study of the late inspiral and merger of binary black holes in scalar–tensor theories of gravity. We consider binaries inside a scalar field bubble, including in some cases a potential. We demonstrate how an evolving scalar field is able to trigger detectable differences between gravitational waves in scalar–tensor gravity and the corresponding waves in general relativity.


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Additional Information:© 2012 IOP Publishing Ltd. Received 13 June 2012, in final form 9 October 2012. Published 22 October 2012. We thank CliffWill for fruitful discussions.Work supported by NSF grants 0653443, 0855892, 0914553, 0941417, 0903973, 0955825, 1114374 and NASA grant NNX11AI49G, under sub-award 00001944. Computations at Teragrid TG-MCA08X009 and Georgia Tech FoRCE cluster. RH gratefully acknowledges support by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada.
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NSF0653443
NSF0855892
NSF0914553
NSF0941417
NSF0903973
NSF0955825
NSF1114374
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Classification Code:PACS: 04.70.-s; 04.20.Jb; 04.30.-w. MSC: 83C05; 83C35; 83C57
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Official Citation:Late inspiral and merger of binary black holes in scalar–tensor theories of gravity James Healy et al 2012 Class. Quantum Grav. 29 232002
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