Massive Black Hole Binary Evolution

  title={Massive Black Hole Binary Evolution},
  author={David Merritt and Milos Milosavljevic},
  journal={Living Reviews in Relativity},
Coalescence of binary supermassive black holes (SBHs) would constitute the strongest sources of gravitational waves to be observed by LISA. While the formation of binary SBHs during galaxy mergers is almost inevitable, coalescence requires that the separation between binary components first drop by a few orders of magnitude, due presumably to interaction of the binary with stars and gas in a galactic nucleus. This article reviews the observational evidence for binary SBHs and discusses how they… 
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