What GW170729's exceptional mass and spin tells us about its family tree

@article{Kimball2020WhatGE,
  title={What GW170729's exceptional mass and spin tells us about its family tree},
  author={Chase Kimball and C. Berry and V. Kalogera},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
  year={2020},
  volume={4},
  pages={2}
}
Gravitational-wave observations give a unique insight into the formation and evolution of binary black holes. We use gravitational-wave measurements to address the question of whether GW170729's source, which is (probably) the most massive binary and the system with the highest effective inspiral spin, could contain a black hole which is a previous merger remnant. Using the inferred mass and spin of the system, and the empirically determined population of binary black holes, we compute the… Expand
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