Improved methods for simulating nearly extremal binary black holes

@article{Scheel2014ImprovedMF,
title={Improved methods for simulating nearly extremal binary black holes},
author={M. Scheel and M. Giesler and D. Hemberger and G. Lovelace and Kevin Kuper and M. Boyle and B. Szil{\'a}gyi and L. Kidder},
journal={Classical and Quantum Gravity},
year={2014},
volume={32},
pages={105009}
}

Astrophysical black holes could be nearly extremal (that is, rotating nearly as fast as possible); therefore, nearly extremal black holes could be among the binaries that current and future gravitational-wave observatories will detect. Predicting the gravitational waves emitted by merging black holes requires numerical-relativity simulations, but these simulations are especially challenging when one or both holes have mass m and spin S exceeding the Bowen–York limit of S/m^2 = 0.93. We present… Expand