Stellar Collapse and Gravitational Waves

  • Chris L. Fryer
  • Daniel E. Holz
  • Scott A. Hughes
  • Michael S. Warren
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 302)


The new generation of gravitational wave (GW) detectors have the potential to open a new window onto the violent dynamics of core collapse. Although it is certain that core collapse events generate gravitational radiation, understanding the characteristics of the radiation—whether it can be measured with the new detectors, and the best way to go about doing so—is a challenging problem. In this chapter we review the promise of GWs as observational probes, including a discussion of the current state of new detectors, and discuss the status of work to understand the waves generated by stellar core collapse.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chris L. Fryer
    • 1
  • Daniel E. Holz
    • 2
  • Scott A. Hughes
    • 2
  • Michael S. Warren
    • 1
  1. 1.Theoretical AstrophysicsLos Alamos National LaboratoriesLos AlamosUSA
  2. 2.Kavli Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUC Santa BarbaraSanta BarbaraUSA

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