Final dance of unequal black hole partners

Color map of the curvature on the large black hole horizon generated by the near merging small black hole. Credit: Nicole Rosato Solving the equations of general relativity for colliding black holes is no simple matter. Physicists began using supercomputers to obtain solutions to this famously hard problem back in the 1960s. In 2000, with […]

Final dance of unequal black hole partners — ScienceDaily

Solving the equations of general relativity for colliding black holes is no simple matter. Physicists began using supercomputers to obtain solutions to this famously hard problem back in the 1960s. In 2000, with no solutions in sight, Kip Thorne, 2018 Nobel Laureate and one of the designers of LIGO, famously bet that there would be […]