Gravitational Recoil from Spinning Binary Black Hole Mergers

  title={Gravitational Recoil from Spinning Binary Black Hole Mergers},
  author={Frank Herrmann and Ian Hinder and Deirdre M. Shoemaker and Pablo Laguna and Richard A. Matzner},
The inspiral and merger of binary black holes will likely involve black holes with both unequal masses and arbitrary spins. The gravitational radiation emitted by these binaries will carry angular as well as linear momentum. A net flux of emitted linear momentum implies that the black hole produced by the merger will experience a recoil or kick. Previous studies have focused on the recoil velocity from unequal mass, non-spinning binaries. We present results from simulations of equal mass but… CONTINUE READING
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