Eccentric self-forced inspirals into a rotating black hole

  title={Eccentric self-forced inspirals into a rotating black hole},
  author={Philip J. Lynch and Maarten van de Meent and Niels Warburton},
  journal={Classical and Quantum Gravity},
We develop the first model for extreme mass-ratio inspirals (EMRIs) into a rotating massive black hole driven by the gravitational self-force (GSF). Our model is based on an action angle formulation of the method of osculating geodesics for eccentric, equatorial (i.e., spin-aligned) motion in Kerr spacetime. The forcing terms are provided by an efficient spectral interpolation of the first-order GSF in the outgoing radiation gauge. We apply a near-identity (averaging) transformation to… 
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