3 years ago

Extreme Gravity Tests with Gravitational Waves from Compact Binary Coalescences: (II) Ringdown.

Nicolás Yunes, Emanuele Berti, Kent Yagi, Huan Yang

The LIGO/Virgo detections of binary black hole mergers marked a watershed moment in astronomy, ushering in the era of precision tests of Kerr dynamics. We review theoretical and experimental challenges that must be overcome to carry out black hole spectroscopy with present and future gravitational wave detectors. Among other topics, we discuss quasinormal mode excitation in binary mergers, astrophysical event rates, tests of black hole dynamics in modified theories of gravity, parameterized "post-Kerr" ringdown tests, exotic compact objects, and proposed data analysis methods to improve spectroscopic tests of Kerr dynamics by stacking multiple events.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1801.03587

DOI: arXiv:1801.03587v1

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