What gravitational waves would you expect from a black hole merger?

25 May 2011


I love your podcasts! Keep up the good work.

I have a question as to what sort of gravitational wave signal would be expected from (say) the merger of two black holes; would it be a single pulse (a soliton wave) or would you expect something like an earthquake, which rings for a while after the initial shock?

Thanks a lot,

Mark Durré

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