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Laser Interferometer Space Antenna
Following the selection of The Gravitational Universe by ESA, and the successful flight of LISA Pathfinder, the LISA Consortium now proposes a 4 year mission in response to ESA's call for missions
Science with the space-based interferometer eLISA: Supermassive black hole binaries
We compare the science capabilities of different eLISA mission designs, including four-link (two-arm) and six-link (three-arm) configurations with different arm lengths, low-frequency noise
Science with the space-based interferometer LISA. V: Extreme mass-ratio inspirals
The space-based Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) will be able to observe the gravitational-wave signals from systems comprised of a massive black hole and a stellar-mass compact object.
Final spin from the coalescence of two black holes
We provide a compact analytic formula to compute the spin of the black hole produced by the coalescence of two black holes following a quasicircular inspiral. Without additional fits than those
Black holes in Einstein-aether and Hořava-Lifshitz gravity
We study spherical black hole solutions in Einstein-aether theory, a Lorentz-violating gravitational theory consisting of general relativity with a dynamical unit timelike vector (the ``aether'')
The evolution of massive black holes and their spins in their galactic hosts
Future space-based gravitational-wave detectors, such as the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA/SGO) or a similar European mission (eLISA/NGO), will measure the masses and spins of massive
The Gravitational Universe
The last century has seen enormous progress in our understanding of the Universe. We know the life cycles of stars, the structure of galaxies, the remnants of the big bang, and have a general
Hamiltonian of a spinning test particle in curved spacetime
Using a Legendre transformation, we compute the unconstrained Hamiltonian of a spinning test particle in a curved spacetime at linear order in the particle spin. The equations of motion of this
Testing general relativity with present and future astrophysical observations
One century after its formulation, Einstein's general relativity (GR) has made remarkable predictions and turned out to be compatible with all experimental tests. Most of these tests probe the theory
The final spin from binary black holes in quasi-circular orbits
We revisit the problem of predicting the spin magnitude and direction of the black hole resulting from the merger of two black holes with arbitrary masses and spins inspiralling in quasi-circular