Abstract Details

Name: Ajit kumar Mehta
Affiliation: ICTS TIFR
Conference ID: ASI2017_641
Title : Inspiral-merger-ringdown gravitational waveforms for binary black holes including the effect of nonquadrupole modes
Authors and Co-Authors : Ajit Kumar Mehta, Chandra Kant Mishra, Parameswaran Ajith
Abstract Type : Poster
Abstract Category : General Relativity and Cosmology
Abstract : The detection and parameter estimation of gravitational waves (GWs) from binary black holes require accurate theoretical templates of the expected signals modeling the inspiral, merger and ringdown (IMR). To construct analytical templates of IMR waveforms, hybrid waveforms are constructed by matching numerical relativity simulations describing the merger and ringdown with post-Newtonian waveforms describing the early inspiral. Neglecting the subdominant modes of the radiation (beyond the leading quadrupole modes) can lead to appreciable loss of signal to noise ratio and systematic errors in the parameters. In this work we present an analytical model of IMR waveforms for non-spinning binary black holes that include the effect of nonquadrupole modes.