Astrophysics, General Relativity, Gravitational Physics, Gravitational Wave Phenomenology

Black holes are in some sense the purest objects, consisting of just gravity and requiring the full apparatus of general relativity to describe. They should also be great sources of gravitational waves.

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Abstract/Comments

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*Gravitational waves from compact objects*, National Science Foundation PHY-0245649*Gravitational waves from compact objects*, National Science Foundation Gravity Theory-PHY-0555628*Gravitational waves from compact objects*, National Science Foundation PHY-0855589

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