Gravitational waves: The future of black hole physics

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Abstract

The new millennium will witness the operation of several long-baseline ground-based interferometric detectors, possibly a space-based detector too, which will make it possible to directly observe black holes by catching gravitational waves emitted by them during their formation or when they are perturbed or when a binary consisting of black holes in-spirals due to radiation reaction. Such observations will help us not only to test some of the fundamental predictions of Einstein's general relativity but will also give us the unique opportunity to map black hole spacetimes, to measure the masses and spins of black holes and their population, etc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-220
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Astrophysics and Astronomy
Volume20
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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