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GWTC-1: A Gravitational-Wave Transient Catalog of Compact Binary Mergers Observed by LIGO and Virgo during the First and Second Observing Runs
We present the results from three gravitational-wave searches for coalescing compact binaries with component masses above 1$\mathrm{M}_\odot$ during the first and second observing runs of theExpand
Properties of the Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817
On August 17, 2017, the Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo gravitational-wave detectors observed a low-mass compact binary inspiral. The initial sky localization of the source of the gravitational-waveExpand
Large Merger Recoils and Spin Flips from Generic Black Hole Binaries
We report the first results from the evolution of generic black hole binaries, i.e., binaries containing unequal-mass black holes with misaligned spins. Our configuration, which has a mass ratio ofExpand
Maximum gravitational recoil.
The first systematic study of gravitational recoil of equal-mass binaries with equal, but counteraligned, spins parallel to the orbital plane is reported, showing that the amplitude of the recoil velocity can depend sensitively on spin orientations of the black holes prior to merger. Expand
Binary Black Hole Population Properties Inferred from the First and Second Observing Runs of Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo
We present results on the mass, spin, and redshift distributions of the ten binary black hole mergers detected in the first and second observing runs completed by Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo. WeExpand
Accurate evolutions of orbiting black-hole binaries without excision.
A new algorithm for evolving orbiting black-hole binaries that does not require excision or a corotating shift is presented and fourth-order convergence of waveforms is shown and the radiated gravitational energy and angular momentum from the plunge is computed. Expand
Gravitational recoil from accretion-aligned black-hole binaries
We explore the newly discovered "hangup-kick" effect, which greatly amplifies the recoil for configuration with partial spin- orbital-angular momentum alignment, by studying a set of 48 newExpand
GWTC-2: Compact Binary Coalescences Observed by LIGO and Virgo during the First Half of the Third Observing Run
We report on gravitational wave discoveries from compact binary coalescences detected by Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo between 1 April 2019 15:00 UTC and 1 October 2019 15:00. By imposing aExpand
Remnant Masses, Spins and Recoils from the Merger of Generic Black-Hole Binaries
We obtain empirical formulae for the final remnant black hole mass, spin, and recoil velocity from merging black-hole binaries with arbitrary mass ratios and spins. Our formulae are based on the massExpand
Further insight into gravitational recoil
We test the accuracy of our recently proposed empirical formula to model the recoil velocity imparted to the merger remnant of spinning, unequal-mass black-hole binaries. We study three families ofExpand