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Numerical relativity: maximizing the scientific payoff from gravitational wave detection

Teukolsky, Saul A. (2003) Numerical relativity: maximizing the scientific payoff from gravitational wave detection. In: Gravitational-Wave Detection. Proceedings of SPIE. No.4856. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 116-122. ISBN 0819446351.

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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.

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Additional Information:© 2003 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). The work described here was carried out with my collaborators, Phil Arras, Eanna Flanagan, Larry Kidder, Sharon Morsink, Mark Scheel, Katrin Schenk, and Ira Wasserman. This work was supported in part by NSF grants PHY-9900672 and PHY-0084729 at Cornell University.
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Subject Keywords:Einstein’s equations, gravitational waves, black holes, neutron stars
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Official Citation:Saul A. Teukolsky, "Numerical relativity: maximizing the scientific payoff from gravitational wave detection", Proc. SPIE 4856, Gravitational-Wave Detection, (26 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.459025;
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