Davide Gerosa

Caltech

The binary black hole explorer: on-the-fly visualizations of precessing binary black holes

Vijay Varma, Leo C. Stein, Davide Gerosa.
arXiv:1811.06552 [astro-ph.HE].

As you can imagine, I’m kind of obsessed with black hole binaries. So easy (let’s face it, a black hole it’s easy! Just mass and spin), but at the same time so terribly complicated… Happy to present our attempt to see the binary dynamics in real time. Technical blah blah: we attach a visualization tool to a numerical relativity surrogate model. Are you ready to be a binary black hole explorer?

Supporting material available here.

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ps. Kids can have fun with black holes too! From mikesmathpage.

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