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Collisionless loss-cone refilling: there is no final parsec problem
Coalescing massive black hole binaries, formed during galaxy mergers, are expected to be a primary source of low-frequency gravitational waves. Yet in isolated gas-free spherical stellar systems, theExpand
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Improved constraints from ultra-faint dwarf galaxies on primordial black holes as dark matter
Soon after the recent first ever detection of gravitational waves from merging black holes it has been suggested that their origin is primordial. Appealingly, a sufficient number of primordial blackExpand
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Star cluster disruption by a massive black hole binary
Supermassive black hole binaries (BHBs) are expected to be one of the most powerful sources of low-frequency gravitational waves (GWs) for future space-borne detectors. Prior to the GW emissionExpand
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Star Cluster Disruption by a Supermassive Black Hole Binary
Massive black hole binaries (BHBs) are expected to form as the result of galaxy mergers; they shrink via dynamical friction and stellar scatterings, until gravitational waves (GWs) bring them to theExpand
The erratic path to coalescence of LISA massive black hole binaries in sub-pc resolution simulations of smooth circumnuclear gas disks
We report on high-resolution simulations that explore the orbital decay of massive black hole (MBH) pairs with masses between $10^5$ and $10^7 M_{\odot}$ embedded in a circumnuclear gas disk (CND).Expand
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Stellar hardening of massive black hole binaries: the impact of the host rotation
Massive black hole binaries (MBHBs) with masses of ∼ 104 to ∼ 1010M are one of the main targets for currently operating and forthcoming space-borne gravitational wave observatories. In this paper, weExpand
Can supernova kicks trigger EMRIs in the Galactic Centre
One of the most promising gravitational wave (GW) sources detectable by the forthcoming LISA observatory are the so-called extreme-mass ratio inspirals (EMRIs), i.e. GW-driven inspirals ofExpand
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Brownian motion of massive black hole binaries and the final parsec problem
Massive black hole binaries (BHBs) are expected to be one of the most powerful sources of gravitational waves in the frequency range of the pulsar timing array and of forthcoming space-borneExpand
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The influence of Massive Black Hole Binaries on the Morphology of Merger Remnants
Massive black hole (MBH) binaries, formed as a result of galaxy mergers, are expected to harden by dynamical friction and three-body stellar scatterings, until emission of gravitational waves (GWs)Expand
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Generation of gravitational waves and tidal disruptions in clumpy galaxies
Obtaining a better understanding of intermediate-mass black holes (IMBHs) is crucial, as their properties could shed light on the origin and growth of their supermassive counterparts. MassiveExpand