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”… Davide Gerosa, Alberto Sesana.Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 446 (2015) … Continue reading
Spinning black-hole binaries might belong to two spin-orbit resonances, or families. Can you tell them apart using gravitational-wave observations? Spoiler: yes! Bonus note: check out the title in v1 on the arxiv… Davide Gerosa, Richard O’Shaughnessy, Michael Kesden, Emanuele Berti, … Continue reading
Spin precession in stellar-mass black hole binaries encodes information on specific formation mechanisms like tides and mass transfers. My first paper on spin precession… Davide Gerosa, Michael Kesden, Emanuele Berti, Richard O’Shaughnessy, Ulrich Sperhake.Physical Review D 87 (2013) 10, 104028.arXiv:1302.4442 … Continue reading
Paper on alignment between supermassive black holes and their accretion disks. Maybe it takes a bit longer… Giuseppe Lodato, Davide Gerosa. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Letters 429 (2013) L30-L34.arXiv:1211.0284 [astro-ph.CO].