Gravitational-wave extraction from an inspiraling configuration of merging black holes.

  title={Gravitational-wave extraction from an inspiraling configuration of merging black holes.},
  author={John G. Baker and Joan M. Centrella and Dae-Il Choi and Michael Koppitz and James R van Meter},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={96 11},
We present new ideas for evolving black holes through a computational grid without excision, which enable accurate and stable evolutions of binary black hole systems with the accurate determination of gravitational waveforms directly from the wave zone region. Rather than excising the black hole interiors, our approach follows the "puncture" treatment of black holes, but utilizing a new gauge condition which allows the black holes to move successfully through the computational domain. We apply… 

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Campanelli and collaborators had independently developed similar techniques for moving black holes without excision, when both groups presented their results at the Numerical Relativity
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Since then, Campanelli et al. submitted a manuscript describing their work to the physics archive Lett
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