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Constraining Formation Models of Binary Black Holes with Gravitational-Wave Observations

12 Oct 2017, 16:00 UTC
Constraining Formation Models of Binary Black Holes with Gravitational-Wave Observations
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Michael Zevin et al 2017 ApJ 846 82
It is possible to constrain natal kick prescriptions and the relative fraction of systems originating from each black-hole formation channel with order ~100 confident detections, solely with chirp-mass measurements.

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