Measuring the dark matter environments of black hole binaries with gravitational waves

  title={Measuring the dark matter environments of black hole binaries with gravitational waves},
  author={Adam Coogan and Gianfranco Bertone and Daniele Gaggero and Bradley J. Kavanagh and David A. Nichols},
  journal={Physical Review D},
Large dark matter overdensities can form around black holes of astrophysical and primordial origin as they form and grow. This “dark dress” inevitably affects the dynamical evolution of binary systems, and induces a dephasing in the gravitational waveform that can be probed with future interferometers. In this paper, we introduce a new analytical model to rapidly compute gravitational waveforms in presence of an evolving dark matter distribution. We then present a Bayesian analysis determining… 

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