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    • Distinguishing Black-Hole Spin-Orbit Resonances by their Gravitational-Wave Signatures 

      Gerosa, D.; O'Shaughnessy, R.; Kesden, Michael; Berti, E.; Sperhake, U. (American Physical Society, 2014-06-24)
      If binary black holes form following the successive core collapses of sufficiently massive binary stars, precessional dynamics may align their spins, S₁ and S₂, and the orbital angular momentum L into a plane in which they ...
    • Multi-Timescale Analysis of Phase Transitions in Precessing Black-Hole Binaries 

      Gerosa, D.; Kesden, Michael; Sperhake, U.; Berti, E.; O'Shaughnessy, R. (American Physical Society, 2015-09-14)
      The dynamics of precessing binary black holes (BBHs) in the post-Newtonian regime has a strong timescale hierarchy: the orbital timescale is very short compared to the spin-precession timescale which, in turn, is much ...
    • Precessional Instability in Binary Black Holes with Aligned Spins 

      Gerosa, Davide; Kesden, Michael; O'Shaughnessy, Richard; Klein, Antoine; Berti, Emanuele; Sperhake, Ulrich; Trifiro, Daniele (2015-10-02)
      Binary black holes on quasicircular orbits with spins aligned with their orbital angular momentum have been test beds for analytic and numerical relativity for decades, not least because symmetry ensures that such ...
    • Unified Treatment of Tidal Disruption by Schwarzschild Black Holes 

      Servin, Juan; Kesden, Michael (2017-04-03)
      Stars on orbits with pericenters sufficiently close to the supermassive black hole at the center of their host galaxy can be ripped apart by tidal stresses. Some of the resulting stellar debris becomes more tightly bound ...