Boosted three-dimensional black-hole evolutions with singularity excision

G. B. Cook, M. F. Huq, S. A. Klasky, M. A. Scheel, A. M. Abrahams, A. Anderson, P. Anninos, T. W. Baumgarte, N. T. Bishop, S. R. Brandt, J. C. Browne, K. Camarda, M. W. Choptuik, R. R. Correll, C. R. Evans, L. S. Finn, G. C. Fox, R. Gómez, T. Haupt, L. E. KidderP. Laguna, W. Landry, L. Lehner, J. Lenaghan, R. L. Marsa, J. Masso, R. A. Matzner, S. Mitra, P. Papadopoulos, M. Parashar, L. Rezzolla, M. E. Rupright, F. Saied, P. E. Saylor, E. Seidel, S. L. Shapiro, D. Shoemaker, L. Smarr, W. M. Suen, B. Szilágyi, S. A. Teukolsky, M. H.P.M. van Putten, P. Walker, J. Winicour, J. W. York

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Binary black-hole interactions provide potentially the strongest source of gravitational radiation for detectors currently under development. We present some results from the Binary Black Hole Grand Challenge Alliance three-dimensional Cauchy evolution module. These constitute essential steps towards modeling such interactions and predicting gravitational radiation waveforms. We report on single black-hole evolutions and the first successful demonstration of a black hole moving freely through a three-dimensional computational grid via a Cauchy evolution: a hole moving near 6M at 0.1c during a total evolution of duration near 60M.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2512-2516
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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