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Binary Black Hole Mergers from Field Triples: Properties, Rates, and the Impact of Stellar Evolution
We consider the formation of binary black hole (BH) mergers through the evolution of field massive triple stars. In this scenario, favorable conditions for the inspiral of a BH binary are initiated
Population synthesis of triple systems in the context of mergers of carbon–oxygen white dwarfs
Hierarchical triple systems are common among field stars yet their long-term evolution is poorly understood theoretically. In such systems Kozai cycles can be induced in the inner binary system
The evolution of hierarchical triple star-systems
Field stars are frequently formed in pairs, and many of these binaries are part of triples or even higher-order systems. Even though, the principles of single stellar evolution and binary evolution,
Rate of WD-WD head-on collisions in isolated triples is too low to explain standard type Ia supernovae
Context. Type Ia supernovae (Ia-SNe) are thought to arise from the thermonuclear explosions of white dwarfs (WDs). The progenitors of such explosions are still highly debated; in particular the
The Impact of Vector Resonant Relaxation on the Evolution of Binaries near a Massive Black Hole: Implications for Gravitational-wave Sources
Binaries within the sphere of influence of a massive black hole (MBH) in galactic nuclei are susceptible to the Lidov-Kozai (LK) mechanism, which can drive orbits to high eccentricities and trigger
Secular dynamics of hierarchical quadruple systems: the case of a triple system orbited by a fourth body
We study the secular gravitational dynamics of quadruple systems consisting of a hierarchical triple system orbited by a fourth body. These systems can be decomposed into three binary systems with
Dynamical constraints on the origin of hot and warm Jupiters with close friends
Gas giants orbiting their host star within the ice line are thought to have migrated to their current locations from farther out. Here we consider the origin and dynamical evolution of observed
The Impact of White Dwarf Natal Kicks and Stellar Flybys on the Rates of Type Ia Supernovae in Triple-star Systems
Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) could arise from mergers of carbon-oxygen white dwarfs (WDs) triggered by Lidov-Kozai (LK) oscillations in hierarchical triple-star systems. However, predicted merger
A triple origin for the lack of tight coplanar circumbinary planets around short-period binaries
Transiting circumbinary planets are more easily detected around short-period than long-period binaries, but none have yet been observed by {\it Kepler} orbiting binaries with periods shorter than
Relativistic dynamics of stars near a supermassive black hole
General relativistic precession limits the ability of gravitational encounters to increase the eccentricity $e$ of orbits near a supermassive black hole (SBH). This "Schwarzschild barrier" (SB) has