Gravitational Wave Signal from Assembling the Lightest Supermassive Black Holes

@article{HolleyBockelmann2010GravitationalWS,
  title={Gravitational Wave Signal from Assembling the Lightest Supermassive Black Holes},
  author={Kelly Holley-Bockelmann and Miroslav Micic and Steinn Sigurdsson and Louis J. Rubbo},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={713},
  pages={1016-1025}
}
We calculate the gravitational wave signal from the growth of 107 M ☉ supermassive black holes (SMBHs) from the remnants of Population III stars. The assembly of these lower mass black holes (BHs) is particularly important because observing SMBHs in this mass range is one of the primary science goals for the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA), a planned NASA/ESA mission to detect gravitational waves. We use high-resolution cosmological N-body simulations to track the merger history of… Expand

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