Modeling gravitational radiation from coalescing binary black holes

@article{Baker2002ModelingGR,
  title={Modeling gravitational radiation from coalescing binary black holes},
  author={John G. Baker and Manuela Campanelli and Carlos O. Lousto and Ryoji Takahashi},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  year={2002},
  volume={65},
  pages={124012}
}
With the goal of bringing theory, particularly numerical relativity, to bear on an astrophysical problem of critical interest to gravitational wave observers we introduce a model for coalescence radiation from binary black hole systems. We build our model using the Lazarus approach, a technique that bridges far and close limit approaches with full numerical relativity to solve Einstein equations applied in the truly nonlinear dynamical regime. We specifically study the post-orbital radiation… 
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