Gravitational waves, gamma ray bursts, and black stars

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Abstract

Stars that are collapsing towards forming a black hole but appear frozen near their Schwarzschild horizon are termed "black stars". The collision of two black stars leads to gravitational radiation during the merging phase followed by a delayed gamma ray burst during coalescence. The recent observation of gravitational waves by LIGO, followed by a possible gamma ray counterpart by Fermi, suggests that the source may have been a merger of two black stars with profound implications for quantum gravity and the nature of black holes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1644025
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics D
Volume25
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016

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Gravitational Waves
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Quantum Gravity
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Keywords

  • black holes
  • black stars
  • gamma ray bursts
  • Gravitational waves

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Gravitational waves, gamma ray bursts, and black stars. / Vachaspati, Tanmay.

In: International Journal of Modern Physics D, Vol. 25, No. 12, 1644025, 01.10.2016.

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