Characterization of merging black holes with two precessing spins

  title={Characterization of merging black holes with two precessing spins},
  author={Viola De Renzis and Davide Gerosa and Geraint Pratten and Patricia Schmidt and Matthew S. Mould},
  journal={Physical Review D},
Spin precession in merging black-hole binaries is a treasure trove for both astrophysics and fundamental physics. There are now well-established strategies to infer from gravitational-wave data whether at least one of the two black holes is precessing. In this paper we tackle the next-in-line target, namely the statistical assessment that the observed system has two precessing spins. We find that the recently developed generalization of the effective precession spin parameter χ p is a well-suited… 

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