Misaligned Spin Merging Black Holes in Modified Gravity (MOG) [CL]


A promising signature of coalescing black holes is their spin angular distribution. We consider the aLIGO collaboration gravitational wave measurements of the binary black hole spins and the predicted modified gravity (MOG) preference for misaligned spins of the coalescing black holes. In MOG, during the merger of two black holes, the enhanced strength of gravitation reduces the effective spin parameter $\chi_{\rm eff}\sim 0$ in agreement with the measured spin misalignment of the merging black holes observed in the gravitational wave detections by the aLIGO collaboration.

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J. Moffat
Mon, 19 Jun 17

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