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Post-Newtonian Stellar Dynamics

January 2, 2018

Since I published my paper on spin orientations last year (Rodriguez et al., 2016 or my last post), I think I’ve managed to convince some people that the positive (or negative) values for the effective spins of merging black hole … Read more

Black Hole Spins

January 2, 2018

It’s been an interesting few years since the first detection of gravitational waves.  We’ve gone from a single, initial binary black hole mergers (GW150914), to 6 detentions (5 binary black holes and 1 binary neutron star merger).  As you an … Read more

Globular Clusters as Binary Black Hole Factories

April 15, 2016

So it’s about time that I actually published something here, and this seems as good a topic as any.  As most of you probably know, LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory, reported the detection of gravitational waves a couple … Read more