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Black Hole Binary Recoil Kicks

Christopher J. Moore
CENTRA, Lisbon, Portugal

The first observations of merging black holes by the LIGO and Virgo observatories are broadly characterised by a relatively simple "chirping" inspiral, smoothly transitioning into a merger and an exponentially damped ringdown. Future observations, at higher signal to noise ratios, will allow us to study increasing fine features hidden in these deceptively simple signals. In this talk I will discuss some of these future opportunities, with a particular focus on recoil "kicks".

2018 November 08, 15:00

Observatório Astronómico de Lisboa (Seminar room)
Tapada da Ajuda, 1349-018 Lisboa

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia