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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 missionsExpand
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TOPICAL REVIEW: Quasinormal modes of black holes and black branes
Quasinormal modes are eigenmodes of dissipative systems. Perturbations of classical gravitational backgrounds involving black holes or branes naturally lead to quasinormal modes. The analysis andExpand
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Gravitational-wave spectroscopy of massive black holes with the space interferometer LISA
Newly formed black holes are expected to emit characteristic radiation in the form of quasinormal modes, called ringdown waves, with discrete frequencies. LISA should be able to detect the ringdownExpand
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Inspiral, merger, and ringdown of unequal mass black hole binaries: A multipolar analysis
We study the inspiral, merger, and ringdown of unequal mass black hole binaries by analyzing a catalogue of numerical simulations for seven different values of the mass ratio (from q=M2/M1=1 to q=4).Expand
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Quasinormal Modes and Strong Cosmic Censorship.
The fate of Cauchy horizons, such as those found inside charged black holes, is intrinsically connected to the decay of small perturbations exterior to the event horizon. As such, the validity of theExpand
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Is the Gravitational-Wave Ringdown a Probe of the Event Horizon?
It is commonly believed that the ringdown signal from a binary coalescence provides a conclusive proof for the formation of an event horizon after the merger. This expectation is based on theExpand
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Testing the nature of dark compact objects: a status report
Very compact objects probe extreme gravitational fields and may be the key to understand outstanding puzzles in fundamental physics. These include the nature of dark matter, the fate of spacetimeExpand
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05 12 27 7 v 2 11 J an 2 00 6 Instability of non-supersymmetric smooth geometries
Recently certain non-supersymmetric solutions of type IIb supergravity were constructed [1], which are everywhere smooth, have no horizons and are thought to describe certain non-BPS microstates ofExpand
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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 theoryExpand
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Testing strong-field gravity with tidal Love numbers
The tidal Love numbers (TLNs) encode the deformability of a self-gravitating object immersed in a tidal environment and depend significantly both on the object's internal structure and on theExpand
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