Published by admin on Tuesday, November 23, 20101) High energy black hole collisions
The collision of two boosted black holes (v=0.75c in the center of mass frame) with a finite impact parameter in asymptotically flat spacetime. The intensity of the color refers to the amplitude of the gravitational waves as measured by Ψ4. About 24% of the center of mass frame can be released as radiation, for this collision. The final hole is nearly maximally spinning.
U. Sperhake, V. Cardoso, F. Pretorius, E. Berti, T. Hinderer, N. Yunes, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 131102 (2009)