The recent detections of gravitational waves from binary systems of black holes are in remarkable agreement with the predictions of General Relativity. In this pedagogical mini-review, I go through the physics of the different phases of the evolution of black hole binary systems, providing a qualitative physical interpretation of each one of them. I also briefly describe how these phases would be modified if gravitation were described by a theory extending or deforming General Relativity, or if the binary components turned out to be more exotic compact objects than black holes.

Black Holes in General Relativity and Beyond / Barausse, Enrico. - In: PROCEEDINGS. - ISSN 2504-3900. - 17:1(2019), pp. 1-15. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Recent Progress in Relativistic Astrophysics tenutosi a Shanghai, China nel 6-8 May 2019 [10.3390/proceedings2019017001].

Black Holes in General Relativity and Beyond

Barausse, Enrico
2019

Abstract

The recent detections of gravitational waves from binary systems of black holes are in remarkable agreement with the predictions of General Relativity. In this pedagogical mini-review, I go through the physics of the different phases of the evolution of black hole binary systems, providing a qualitative physical interpretation of each one of them. I also briefly describe how these phases would be modified if gravitation were described by a theory extending or deforming General Relativity, or if the binary components turned out to be more exotic compact objects than black holes.
Recent Progress in Relativistic Astrophysics, Shanghai, China, 6-8 May 2019.
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https://arxiv.org/abs/1902.09199
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Barausse, Enrico
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