Relativity and Cosmology


On Gravitational Waves and Black Holes

Authors: Paul R. Gerber

A simple estimate is presented that raises doubts whether the new and spectacular observations of gravitational waves by the LIGO collaboration can be attributed unambiguously to black-hole mergers. In addition, with the advent of the VIRGO detector running, a test of the polarization character of gravitational waves has become possible and a corresponding analysis of the data should be envisaged.

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