# Black-hole puncture initial data with realistic gravitational wave content

@article{Kelly2007BlackholePI, title={Black-hole puncture initial data with realistic gravitational wave content}, author={Bernard J. Kelly and Wolfgang Tichy and Manuela Campanelli and Bernard F Whiting}, journal={Physical Review D}, year={2007}, volume={76}, pages={024008} }

We present improved post-Newtonian-inspired initial data for nonspinning black-hole binaries, suitable for numerical evolution with punctures. We revisit the work of Tichy et al. [W. Tichy, B. Brugmann, M. Campanelli, and P. Diener, Phys. Rev. D 67, 064008 (2003).], explicitly calculating the remaining integral terms. These terms improve accuracy in the far zone and, for the first time, include realistic gravitational waves in the initial data. We investigate the behavior of these data both at…

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