LISA will pin down the merger rate of massive black hole binaries (MBHBs) with mass less than 10 million solar masses. But what happens in the life of a MBHB before it enters the LISA band? Wrapped up in this question is uncertain gas physics and many-body gravitational dynamics acting at the centers of galactic nuclei where MBHBs form and merge. This intriguing part of MBHB evolution, at the...
Gerhard Heinzel (AEI)
Daniel D'Orazio (Harvard University)
Kavi Rummukainen (Department of Physics and Helsinki Institute of Physics )
Nicola Tamanini (AEI Potsdam)
Astrid Lamberts (OCA)