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RIT Waveform Catalog
Curator: Carlos Lousto, James Healy
Contributors: James Healy, Carlos Lousto, Manuela Campanelli, Yosef Zlochower

The RIT numerical relativity group is releasing a public catalog of black-hole-binary waveforms. The initial release of the catalog consists of 126 recent simulations that include precessing and nonprecessing systems with mass ratios $q=m_1/m_2$  in the range $1/6\leqslant q\leqslant1$ . The catalog contains information about the initial data of the simulation, the waveforms extrapolated to infinity, as well as information about the peak luminosity and final remnant black hole properties. These waveforms can be used to independently interpret gravitational wave signals from laser interferometric detectors and the remnant properties to model the merger of black-hole binaries from initial configurations.

Research Areas

Binary Black Holes