Evolution of massive stellar triples and implications for compact object binary formation

@article{Stegmann2021EvolutionOM,
  title={Evolution of massive stellar triples and implications for compact object binary formation},
  author={Jakob Stegmann and Fabio Antonini and Maxwell Moe},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2021}
}
Most back hole and neutron star progenitors are found in triples or higher multiplicity systems. Here, we present a new triple stellar evolution code, ${\tt TSE}$, which simultaneously takes into account the physics of the stars and their gravitational interaction. ${\tt TSE}$ is used to simulate the evolution of massive stellar triples in the galactic field from the zero-age-main-sequence until they form compact objects. To this end, we implement initial conditions that incorporate the… 

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