Davide Gerosa

University of Birmingham

Rival families: waveforms from resonant black-hole binaries as probes of their astrophysical formation history

Davide Gerosa. 
Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings 40 (2015) 137-145.

These are my proceedings of the 3rd Session of the Sant Cugat Forum on Astrophysics, held in beautiful Sant Cugat, near Barcelona on April 22-25, 2014. My contribution is this paper: have a look if you want to know more about rival families in spinning black-hole binaries.

Missing black holes in brightest cluster galaxies as evidence for the occurrence of superkicks in nature

Davide Gerosa, Alberto Sesana.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 446 (2015) 38-55.
arXiv:1405.2072 [astro-ph.GA].

Black-hole kicks are powerful. I mean, really powerful. They can even eject supermassive black holes from the heavier galaxies in our Universe. And then these galaxies are left “empty”…