Surrogate models are fancy interpolation schemes developed to provide accurate (well, really accurate) waveforms directly from numerical relativity simulations. The first surrogate able to model fully precessing systems came up recently (and it’s really an amazing work!). Here we exploit these advances to explore how linear momentum is emitted in generic black-hole mergers, and well as its back-reaction. Black holes get kicked!
Davide Gerosa, François Hébert, Leo C. Stein.
Physical Review D 97 (2018) 104049.
Open-source code: homepage, repository.