HEAD 2003 Meeting
Session 48. Neutrinos, Gravitational Waves and Strong-field Gravity II
Oral, Wednesday, March 26, 2003, 11:30am-12:10pm

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[48.02] Gravitational Waves from Intermediate-Mass Black Holes

M. Coleman Miller (University of Maryland)

There is growing evidence that a number of dense stellar clusters harbor black holes with hundreds to thousands of solar masses. The expected dynamical interactions of such black holes suggest that they may be unique and important sources of gravitational radiation that may be detected by upcoming ground-based and space-based gravitational wave detectors. We will summarize the expected properties of the gravitational waves from intermediate-mass black holes, including estimates of rates and spin parameters, and amplitudes and eccentricities as a function of frequency. This work is supported in part by NSF grant AST 0098436.

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