Series: The London Relativity and Cosmology Seminar
Abstract: Compact binary coalescences are one of the most promising sources for the first detection of gravitational waves with ground based detectors. This includes binary neutron stars, neutron star black hole and black hole binaries. Fast and accurate theoretical models of the gravitational radiation emitted from these coalescences are highly important for the detection and extraction of physical parameters. I will review the phenomenology of these systems and discuss state-of-the art models for full inspiral-merger-ringdown of compact binaries: "effective-one-body" and phenomenological models. I will also talk about reduced order modeling techniques to provide fast and accurate surrogate models.