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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

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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]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/152412
Source: Physical Review Letters
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.221101
Access Rights: Open Access

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