Vol. 14 (2011) > lrr-2011-1

doi: 10.12942/lrr-2011-1
Living Rev. Relativity 14 (2011), 1

Gravitational Waves from Gravitational Collapse

1 Los Alamos National Laboratory, MS D409, CCS-2, Los Alamos, NM 87545, U.S.A.
2 Los Alamos National Laboratory, MS T087, X-4 Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545, U.S.A.

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Gravitational-wave emission from stellar collapse has been studied for nearly four decades. Current state-of-the-art numerical investigations of collapse include those that use progenitors with more realistic angular momentum profiles, properly treat microphysics issues, account for general relativity, and examine non-axisymmetric effects in three dimensions. Such simulations predict that gravitational waves from various phenomena associated with gravitational collapse could be detectable with ground-based and space-based interferometric observatories. This review covers the entire range of stellar collapse sources of gravitational waves: from the accretion-induced collapse of a white dwarf through the collapse down to neutron stars or black holes of massive stars to the collapse of supermassive stars.

Keywords: Gravitational collapse, Gravitational wave sources

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ORIGINAL http://www.livingreviews.org/lrr-2003-2
Title Gravitational Waves from Gravitational Collapse
Author Chris L. Fryer / Kimberly C.B. New
Date accepted 13 January 2003, published 10 March 2003
Date accepted 26 December 2005, published 24 January 2006
Changes This revision focused mostly on updating the past review and adding more movies. For detailed description see here .

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UPDATE http://www.livingreviews.org/lrr-2011-1
Title Gravitational Waves from Gravitational Collapse
Author Chris L. Fryer / Kimberly C.B. New
Date accepted 14 January 2011, published 20 January 2011
Changes We have significantly altered and restructured the text of the previous version, describing the latest results from a new point of view. New figures have been added. The number of references has increased from 271 to 351.
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