Tests of General Relativity with GW150914
Altin, Paul; Chow, Jong; Mansell, Georgia; McClelland, David; Nguyen, Thanh; Rabeling, David; Shaddock, Daniel; Slagmolen, Bram; Wade, Andrew; Abbott, T; Acernese, F; McManus, David; Ackley, K; Adams, C; Allen, B; Barone, F; Bartos, I; Basti, A; Brau, J E; Bulten, H.J.; Byer, Robert L; Charlton, Philip; Coward, D; Dhurandhar, S; Dooley, Katherine L; Factourovich, M; Fairhurst, S; Gehrels, N; Genin, E; Giaime, J; Goetz, E; Howell, E; Jones, D I; Mandic, V.; Melatos, Andrew; Mendell, G; Ottaway, D J; Penn, S; Reed, C M; Reitze, D; Riles, K; Sammut, L; Saulson, P; Schofield, R; Sigg, D; Sintes, A; Souradeep, T; Staley, A; Summerscales, T.Z.; Unnikrishnan, C S; Veitch, Peter John; Vocca, H; Vorvick, C; Wen, L; Whiting, B F; Scott, Susan M; Yap, Min Jet; Ward, Robert
The LIGO detection of GW150914 provides an unprecedented opportunity to study the two-body motion of a compact-object binary in the large-velocity, highly nonlinear regime, and to witness the final merger of the binary and the excitation of uniquely relativistic modes of the gravitational field. We carry out several investigations to determine whether GW150914 is consistent with a binary black-hole merger in general relativity. We find that the final remnant’s mass and spin, as determined from...[Show more]
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