Double Compact Objects III: Gravitational Wave Detection Rates

27 May 2014 M. Dominik E. Berti R. O'Shaughnessy I. Mandel K. Belczynski C. Fryer D. Holz T. Bulik F. Pannarale

The unprecedented range of second-generation gravitational-wave (GW) observatories calls for refining the predictions of potential sources and detection rates. The coalescence of double compact objects (DCOs)---i.e., neutron star-neutron star (NS-NS), black hole-neutron star (BH-NS), and black hole-black hole (BH-BH) binary systems---is the most promising source of GWs for these detectors... (read more)

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  • HIGH ENERGY ASTROPHYSICAL PHENOMENA
  • GENERAL RELATIVITY AND QUANTUM COSMOLOGY