Cosmologically Coupled Compact Objects: A Single-parameter Model for LIGO–Virgo Mass and Redshift Distributions

@article{Croker2021CosmologicallyCC,
  title={Cosmologically Coupled Compact Objects: A Single-parameter Model for LIGO–Virgo Mass and Redshift Distributions},
  author={K. A. S. Croker and Michael Zevin and Duncan Farrah and Kurtis A. Nishimura and Gregory G. Tarl{\'e}},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  year={2021},
  volume={921}
}
We demonstrate a single-parameter route for reproducing higher mass objects as observed in the LIGO–Virgo mass distribution, using only the isolated-binary stellar evolution channel. This single parameter encodes the cosmological mass growth of compact stellar remnants that exceed the Tolman–Oppenheimer–Volkoff limit. Cosmological mass growth appears in known solutions to General Relativity with cosmological boundary conditions. We consider the possibility of solutions with cosmological… Expand
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