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Living Reviews in Relativity: "Gravitational Waves from Gravitational Collapse" (update)

Living Reviews in Relativity has published a major update of the review “Gravitational Waves from Gravitational Collapse” by Chris L. Fryer and Kimberly C.B. New on January 20, 2011.

Please find the abstract and further details below.

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PUB.NO. lrr-2011-1
Fryer, Chris L. and New, Kimberly C. B.
“Gravitational Waves from Gravitational Collapse”

ACCEPTED: 2011-01-14
PUBLISHED: 2011-01-20

FULL ARTICLE AT:

http://www.livingreviews.org/lrr-2011-1

UPDATE:
We have significantly altered and restructured the text of the previous version, describing the latest results from a new point of view. New figures have been added. The number of references has increased from 271 to 350.

ABSTRACT:
Gravitational wave emission from stellar collapse has been studied for nearly four decades. Current state-of-the-art numerical investigations of collapse include those that use progenitors with more realistic angular momentum profiles, properly treat microphysics issues, account for general relativity, and examine non-axisymmetric effects in three dimensions. Such simulations predict that gravitational waves from various phenomena associated with gravitational collapse could be detectable with ground-based and space-based interferometric observatories. This review covers the entire range of stellar collapse sources of gravitational waves: from the accretion induced collapse of a white dwarf through the collapse down to neutron stars or black holes of massive stars to the collapse of supermassive stars.

UPCOMING ARTICLES AT:

http://relativity.livingreviews.org/Articles/upcoming.html