Accurate evolution of orbiting binary black holes

Peter Diener, Frank Herrmann, Denis Pollney, Erik Schnetter, Edward Seidel, Ryoji Takahashi, Jonathan Thornburg, Jason Ventrellai

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We present a detailed analysis of binary black hole evolutions in the last orbit, and demonstrate consistent and convergent results for the trajectories of the individual bodies. The gauge choice can significantly affect the overall accuracy of the evolution. It is possible to reconcile certain gauge dependent discrepancies by examining the convergence limit. We illustrate these results using an initial data set recently evolved by Briigmann et al. (Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 211101). For our highest resolution and most accurate gauge, we estimate the duration of this data set's last orbit to be approximately 59A/ADM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event15th Workshop on General Relativity and Gravitation in Japan, JGRG 2005 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Nov 28 2005Dec 2 2005


Other15th Workshop on General Relativity and Gravitation in Japan, JGRG 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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