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Evolution of binary black-hole spacetimes.

- F. Pretorius
- PhysicsPhysical review letters
- 4 July 2005

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Numerical relativity using a generalized harmonic decomposition

- F. Pretorius
- Physics, Computer Science
- 29 July 2004

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Gravitational collapse in 2¿1 dimensional AdS spacetime

- F. Pretorius, M. Choptuik
- Physics
- 1 April 2000

We present results of numerical simulations of the formation of black holes from the gravitational collapse of a massless, minimally coupled scalar field in 211 dimensional, axially symmetric,… Expand

Theoretical Physics Implications of the Binary Black-Hole Mergers GW150914 and GW151226

- N. Yunes, K. Yagi, F. Pretorius
- Physics
- 29 March 2016

The gravitational wave observations GW150914 and GW151226 by Advanced LIGO provide the first opportunity to learn about physics in the extreme gravity environment of coalescing binary black holes.… Expand

Fundamental theoretical bias in gravitational wave astrophysics and the parametrized post-Einsteinian framework

- N. Yunes, F. Pretorius
- Physics
- 17 September 2009

We consider the concept of fundamental bias in gravitational wave astrophysics as the assumption that general relativity is the correct theory of gravity during the entire wave-generation and… Expand

Dynamical Chern-Simons modified gravity: Spinning black holes in the slow-rotation approximation

- N. Yunes, F. Pretorius
- Physics
- 26 February 2009

The low-energy limit of string theory contains an anomaly-canceling correction to the Einstein-Hilbert action, which defines an effective theory: Chern-Simons (CS) modified gravity. The CS correction… Expand

Inspiral, merger and ring-down of equal-mass black-hole binaries

- A. Buonanno, G. B. Cook, F. Pretorius
- Physics
- 25 October 2006

We investigate the dynamics and gravitational-wave (GW) emission in the binary merger of equal-mass black holes as obtained from numerical relativity simulations. The simulations were performed with… Expand

Binary Black Hole Coalescence

- F. Pretorius
- Physics
- 6 October 2007

The two-body problem in general relativity is reviewed, focusing on the final stages of the coalescence of the black holes as uncovered by recent successes in numerical solution of the field… Expand

Quasi-spherical light cones of the Kerr geometry

- F. Pretorius, W. Israel
- Mathematics, Physics
- 25 March 1998

Quasi-spherical light cones are lightlike hypersurfaces of the Kerr geometry that are asymptotic to Minkowski light cones at infinity. We derive the equations of these surfaces and examine their… Expand

Simulation of binary black hole spacetimes with a harmonic evolution scheme

- F. Pretorius
- Physics
- 28 February 2006

A numerical solution scheme for the Einstein field equations based on generalized harmonic coordinates is described, focusing on details which are not provided before in the literature and which are… Expand

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