Publications of the Hughes group @ MIT


Black hole orbits and perturbation theory:


S. Drasco and S. A. Hughes, Rotating black hole orbit functionals in the frequency domain, Physical Review D 69, 044015 (2004); astro-ph/0308479.

N. A. Collins and S. A. Hughes., Towards a formalism for mapping the spacetimes of massive compact objects: Bumpy black holes and their orbits, Physical Review D 69, 124022 (2004); gr-qc/0402063.

S. A. Hughes, S. Drasco, É. E. Flanagan, and J. Franklin, Gravitational radiation reaction and inspiral waveforms in the adiabatic limit, Physical Review Letters 94, 221101 (2005); gr-qc/0504015.

S. Drasco, É. E. Flanagan, S. A. Hughes, Computing inspirals in Kerr in the adiabatic regime. I. The scalar case, Classical and Quantum Gravity 22, S801 (2005); gr-qc/0505075.

S. Drasco and S. A. Hughes, Gravitational wave snapshots of generic extreme mass ratio inspirals, Physical Review D 73, 024027 (2006); gr-qc/0509101.

S. Babak, H. Fang, J. R. Gair, K. Glampedakis, and S. A. Hughes, "Kludge" gravitational waveforms for a test body orbiting a Kerr black hole, Physical Review D 75, 024005 (2007); gr-qc/0607007.

P. A. Sundararajan, G. Khanna, and S. A. Hughes, Towards adiabatic waveforms for inspiral into Kerr black holes: I. A new model of the source for the time domain perturbation equation, Physical Review D 76, 104005 (2007); gr-qc/0703028.

E. Barausse, S. A. Hughes, and L. Rezzolla, Circular and non-circular nearly horizon-skimming orbits in Kerr spacetimes, Physical Review D 76, 044007 (2007); arXiv:0704.0138.

P. A. Sundararajan, G. Khanna, S. A. Hughes, and S. Drasco, Towards adiabatic waveforms for inspiral into Kerr black holes: II. Dynamical sources and generic orbits, Physical Review D 78, 024022 (2008); arXiv:0803.0317.

P. Sundararajan, Transition from adiabatic inspiral to geodesic plunge for a compact object around a massive Kerr black hole: Generic orbits, Physical Review D 77, 124050 (2008); arXiv:0803.4482.

N. Yunes, A. Buonnano, S. A. Hughes, M. C. Miller, and Y. Pan, Modeling extreme mass-ratio inspirals within the effective-one-body approach, Physical Review Letters 104, 091102 (2010); arXiv:0909.4263.

S. J. Vigeland and S. A. Hughes, Spacetime and orbits of bumpy black holes, Physical Review D 81, 024030 (2010); arXiv:0911.1756.

P. A. Sundararajan, G. Khanna, and S. A. Hughes, Binary black hole merger waves and recoil in the large mass ratio limit, Physical Review D 81, 104009 (2010); arXiv:1003.0485.

S. J. Vigeland, Multipole moments of bumpy black holes, Physical Review D 82, 104041 (2010); arXiv:1008.1278.

N. Yunes, A. Buonanno, S. A. Hughes, Y. Pan, E. Barausse, M. Coleman Miller, and W. Throwe, Extreme mass-ratio inspirals in the effective one-body approach: Quasicircular, equatorial orbits around a spinning black hole, Physical Review D 83, 044044 (2011); arXiv:1009.6013.

S. Vigeland, N. Yunes, and L. C. Stein, Bumpy black holes in alternative theories of gravity, Physical Review D 83, 104027 (2011); arXiv:1102.3706.

E. Barausse, A. Buonanno, S. A. Hughes, G. Khanna, S. O’Sullivan, and Yi Pan, Modeling multipolar gravitational-wave emission from small mass-ratio mergers, Physical Review D 85, 024046 (2012); arXiv:1110.3081.

Binary black hole astrophysics:


M. Favata, S. A. Hughes, and D. E. Holz, How black holes get their kicks: Gravitational radiation recoil revisited, Astrophysical Journal Letters 607, L5 (2004); astro-ph/0402056.

D. Merritt, M. Milosavljevic, M. Favata, S. A. Hughes, and D. E. Holz, Consequences of gravitational radiation recoil, Astrophysical Journal Letters 607, L9 (2004); astro-ph/0402057.

S. A. Hughes and K. Menou, Golden binary gravitational-wave sources: Robust probes of strong-field gravity, Astrophysical Journal 623, 689 (2005); astro-ph/0410148.

R. N. Lang and S. A. Hughes, Measuring coalescing massive binary black holes with gravitational waves: The impact of spin-induced precession (see also erratum 1 and erratum 2), Physical Review D 74, 122001 (2006); gr-qc/0608062.
Erratum 1: Physical Review D 75, 089902(E) (2007).
Erratum 2: Physical Review D 77, 109901(E) (2008).

R. N. Lang and S. A. Hughes, Localizing coalescing massive black hole binaries with gravitational waves, Astrophysical Journal 677, 1184 (2008); arXiv:0710.3795.

R. N. Lang, S. A. Hughes, and N. J. Cornish, Measuring parameters of massive black holes with partially aligned spins, Physical Review D 84, 022002 (2011); arXiv:1101.3591.

Other topics in gravitational-wave and black hole physics:


C. L. Fryer, D. E. Holz, and S. A. Hughes, Gravitational waves from stellar collapse: Correlations to explosion asymmetries, Astrophysical Journal 609, 288 (2004); astro-ph/0403188.

D. E. Holz and S. A. Hughes, Using gravitational-wave standard sirens, Astrophysical Journal 629, 15 (2005); astro-ph/0504616.

N. Dalal, D. E. Holz, S. A. Hughes, and B. Jain, Short GRB and binary black hole standard sirens as a probe of dark energy, Physical Review D 74, 063006 (2006); astro-ph/0601275.

T. Regimbau and S. A. Hughes, Gravitational-wave confusion background from cosmological compact binaries: Implications for future terrestrial detectors, Physical Review D 79, 062002 (2009); arXiv:0901.2958.

S. Nissanke, S. A. Hughes, D. E. Holz, N. Dalal, and J. L. Sievers, Exploring short gamma-ray bursts as gravitation-wave standard sirens, Astrophysical Journal 725, 496 (2010); arXiv:0904.1017.

T. Hinderer, B. D. Lackey, R. N. Lang, and J. S. Read, Tidal deformability of neutron stars with realistic equations of state and their gravitational wave signatures in binary inspiral, Physical Review D 81, 123016; arXiv:0911.3535.

N. Yunes and S. A. Hughes, Binary pulsar constraints on the parameterized post-Einsteinian framework, Physical Review D 82, 082002 (2010); arXiv:1007.1995.

L. Burko and S. A. Hughes, Falloff of radiated energy in black hole spacetimes, Physical Review D 82, 104029 (2010); arXiv:1007.4596.

L. C. Stein and N. Yunes, Effective gravitational-wave stress-energy tensor in alternative theories of gravity, Physical Review D 83, 064038 (2011); arXiv:1012.3144.

N. Yunes and L. C. Stein, Non-spinning black holes in alternative theories of gravity, Physical Review D 83, 104002 (2011); arXiv:1101.2921.

R. H. Price, G. Khanna, and S. A. Hughes, Systematics of black hole binary inspiral kicks and the slowness approximation, Physical Review D 83, 124002 (2011); arXiv:1104.0387.

K. Yagi, L. C. Stein, N. Yunes, and T. Tanaka, Post-Newtonian, quasi-circular binary inspirals in quadratic modified gravity, Physical Review D, in press; arXiv:1110.5950.

Review articles:


S. A. Hughes, Listening to the universe with gravitational-wave astronomy, Annals of Physics 303, 142 (2003); astro-ph/0210481.

É. E. Flanagan and S. A. Hughes, The basics of gravitational wave theory, New Journal of Physics 7, 204 (2005), special issue "Spacetime 100 Years Later"; gr-qc/0501041.

S. A. Hughes, Trust but verify: The case for astrophysical black holes, Writeup of lectures given at the 2005 SLAC Summer Institute; hep-ph/0511217.

S. A. Hughes, Gravitational waves from merging compact binaries, Annual Reviews of Astronomy and Astrophysics 47, 107 (2009); arXiv:0903.4877.

Conference proceedings:


S. A. Hughes, Gravitational-wave physics, in Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics, edited by F. Avignone and W. Haxton: Nuclear Physics B 138, 429 (2005).

S. A. Hughes, M. Favata, and D. E. Holz, How black holes get their kicks: Radiation recoil in binary black hole mergers, in Accretion in a Cosmological Context, edited by A. Merloni, S. Nayakshin, and R. Sunyaev (Springer-Verlag series of "ESO Astrophysics Symposia", Berlin, 2005); astro-ph/0408492.

S. A. Hughes, (Sort of) Testing relativity with extreme mass ratio inspirals, in Laser Interferometer Space Antenna --- Proceedings of the Sixth International LISA Symposium, edited by S. M. Merkowitz and J. C. Livas (AIP Conference Proceedings 873, Melville, New York, 2006); gr-qc/0608140.

S. A. Hughes, A brief survey of LISA sources and science, in Laser Interferometer Space Antenna --- Proceedings of the Sixth International LISA Symposium, edited by S. M. Merkowitz and J. C. Livas (AIP Conference Proceedings 873, Melville, New York, 2006); gr-qc/0609028.

D. G. Blair, P. Barriga, A. F. Brooks, P. Charlton, D. Coward, J.-C. Dumas, Y. Fan, D. Galloway, S. Gras, D. J. Hosken, E. Howell, S. Hughes, L. Ju, D. E. McClelland, A. Melatos, H. Miao, J. Munch, S. M. Scott, B. J. J. Slagmolen, P. J. Veitch, L. Wen, J. K. Webb, A. Wolley, Z. Yan, C. Zhao, The science benefits and preliminary design of the Southern Hemisphere gravitational wave detector AIGO, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 122, 012001 (2008).

R. N. Lang and S. A. Hughes, Advanced localization of massive black hole coalescences with LISA, in Proceedings of the Seventh International LISA Symposium, to be published by Classical and Quantum Gravity; arXiv:0810.5125.

K. G. Arun, S. Babak, E. Berti, N. Cornish, C. Cutler, J. Gair, S. A. Hughes, B. R. Iyer, R. N. Lang, I. Mandel, E. K. Porter, B. S. Sathyaprakash, S. Sinha, A. M. Sintes, M. Trias, C. Van Den Broeck, and M. Volonteri, Massive black hole binary inspirals: Results from the LISA Parameter Estimation Taskforce, in Proceedings of the Seventh International LISA Symposium, to be published by Classical and Quantum Gravity; arXiv:0811.1011.

S. A. Hughes, Probing strong-field gravity and black holes with gravitational waves, in Proceedings of the 19th Workshop on General Relativity and Gravitation in Japan; arXiv:1002.2591.