The most powerful astrophysical events: Gravitational-wave peak luminosity of binary black holes as predicted by numerical relativity

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Keitel, David; Forteza, Xisco Jiménez; Husa, Sascha; London, Lionel; Bernuzzi, Sebastiano; Harms, Enno; Nagar, Alessandro; Hannam, Mark; Khan, Sebastian; Pürrer, Michael; Pratten, Geraint; Chaurasia, Vivek;
  • Publisher: American Physical Society

For a brief moment, a binary black hole (BBH) merger can be the most powerful astrophysical event\ud in the visible Universe. Here we present a model fit for this gravitational-wave peak luminosity of\ud nonprecessing quasicircular BBH systems as a function of the masse... View more
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