# Numerical simulations of black-hole binaries and gravitational wave emission

@article{Sperhake2013NumericalSO, title={Numerical simulations of black-hole binaries and gravitational wave emission}, author={Ulrich Sperhake and Emanuele Berti and Vitor Cardoso}, journal={Comptes Rendus Physique}, year={2013}, volume={14}, pages={306-317} }

We review recent progress in numerical relativity simulations of black-hole (BH) spacetimes. Following a brief summary of the methods employed in the modeling, we summarize the key results in two major areas of BH physics: (i) BHs as sources of gravitational waves (GWs) and (ii) astrophysical systems involving BHs. We conclude with a list of the most urgent tasks for numerical relativity in these areas.

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