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Gravitational Waves: Volume 2: Astrophysics and Cosmology

Michele Maggiore


A comprehensive and detailed account of the physics of gravitational waves and their role in astrophysics and cosmology. The part on astrophysical sources of gravitational waves includes chapters on GWs from supernovae, neutron stars (neutron star normal modes, CFS instability, r-modes), black-hole perturbation theory (Regge-Wheeler and Zerilli equations, Teukoslky equation for rotating BHs, quasi-normal modes) coalescing compact binaries (effective one-body formalism, numerical relativity), discovery of gravitational waves at the advanced LIGO interferometers (discoveries of GW150914, GW15122 ... More

Keywords: Gravitational Waves, Cosmology, Astrophysics, Black holes, Neutron stars, Supernovae, GW150914, LIGO, Stochastic backgrounds, PTA

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198570899
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198570899.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michele Maggiore, author
Professor, Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Geneva, Switzerland