Dr. Joan M Centrella

Dr. Joan M Centrella

  • Deputy Director , Astrophysics Science Division
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  • NASA/GSFC
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  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Joan Centrella is an astrophysicist whose research has taken her across the cosmos in space and time, building numerical laboratories and leading teams to probe the depths of extreme gravity and the early history of the universe. As Deputy Director of Goddard’s Astrophysics Science Division, she works with scientists, engineers, and missions across the Center to help keep astrophysics on the leading edge of inquiries into big questions such as: How does the universe work? How did we get here? Are we alone?


    Dr. Centrella received her PhD from Cambridge University, where she was a pioneer in numerical relativity simulations of gravitational waves. She continued her research during postdoctoral appointments at the University of Texas and the University of Illinois, broadening her expertise to include simulations of large scale structures in the early universe. Joining the faculty of Drexel University in the Physics Department, she developed a research group focused on studying astrophysical sources of gravitational waves. She also taught physics and astronomy at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervised both graduate students and postdocs, and served as the advisor for all incoming graduate students in the department.


    In 2001 she moved to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to join their newly-formed gravitational wave astrophysics group. She initiated and led the astrophysical source modeling effort in support of LISA, focusing on the merger of two black holes. This merger is the strongest source of gravitational waves for both LISA and terrestrial gravitational wave detectors such as LIGO, and had been a key unsolved research problem for over 30 years. In 2005, the Goddard team achieved dramatic research breakthroughs to solve this long-standing problem, revealing the dynamics of black hole mergers and opening the way for enhanced data analysis from gravitational wave detectors.


    In recognition of her scientific leadership and research, she was awarded the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal for ground-breaking work in the simulation of gravitational wave signals from merging black holes in May 2007. She and Dr. John Baker were awarded the John C. Lindsay Memorial Award for Space Science by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the center's highest honor for outstanding contributions in space science, in May 2008. Dr. Centrella was awarded the Robert H. Goddard Exceptional Achievement Award for Mentoring in 2013 for her demonstrated commitment to mentoring women scientists at all stages of their careers. She is the author of many scientific publications and has served on numerous professional panels and boards, including the LISA International Science Team. She currently chairs the Advisory Board for the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav).


    Dr. Joan Centrella is a problem solver who enjoys challenges and leading teams that span boundaries. From 2004 to 2010 she was Chief of the Gravitational Astrophysics Laboratory, which encompasses the gravitational wave and theoretical astrophysics groups at Goddard. She took her current position as Deputy Director of the Astrophysics Science Division in 2010. A special focus is the development, review, and approval of new research projects and missions in a variety of areas. She has the privilege of working with scientists and missions that span astrophysics from galaxies to black holes, and from exoplanets to the first whispers of the universe.


    Find my full CV here.

     

    Education

    B.S. University of Massachusetts
    Ph.D. Cambridge University

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Centrella, J. M., J. G. Baker, B. J. Kelly, and J. R. Van Meter. 2011. "Merging Black Holes." Contemporary Physics, 52: 1 [10.1080/00107514.2010.520908]

    Kelly, B. J., J. G. Baker, W. D. Boggs, S. T. McWilliams, and J. M. Centrella. 2011. "Mergers of black-hole binaries with aligned spins: Waveform characteristics." Physical Review D, 84: 084009 [10.1103/PhysRevD.84.084009]

    Centrella, J. M., J. G. Baker, B. J. Kelly, and J. R. Van Meter. 2010. "Black-hole binaries, gravitational waves, and numerical relativity." Reviews of Modern Physics, 82: 3069-3119 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1103/RevModPhys.82.3069]

    van Meter, J. R., J. H. Wise, M. C. Miller, et al. C. S. Reynolds, J. Centrella, J. G. Baker, W. D. Boggs, B. J. Kelly, and S. T. McWilliams. 2010. "Modeling Flows around Merging Black Hole Binaries." The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 711: L89 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/2041-8205/711/2/L89]

    Centrella, J. M., J. G. Baker, B. J. Kelly, and J. R. Van Meter. 2010. "The final merger of black-hole binaries." Annual Reviews of Nuclear and Particle Science, 60: 75 [10.1146/annurev.nucl.010909.083246]

    Cadonati, L., B. Aylott, J. G. Baker, et al. W. D. Boggs, M. Boyle, P. R. Brady, D. A. Brown, B. Brügmann, L. T. Buchman, A. Buonanno, J. Camp, M. Campanelli, J. Centrella, S. Chatterji, N. Christensen, T. Chu, P. Diener, N. Dorband, Z. B. Etienne, J. Faber, S. Fairhurst, B. Farr, S. Fischetti, G. Guidi, L. M. Goggin, M. Hannam, F. Herrmann, I. Hinder, S. Husa, V. Kalogera, D. Keppel, L. E. Kidder, B. J. Kelly, B. Krishnan, P. Laguna, C. O. Lousto, I. Mandel, P. Marronetti, R. Matzner, S. T. McWilliams, K. D. Matthews, R. A. Mercer, S. R. Mohapatra, A. H. Mroué, H. Nakano, E. Ochsner, Y. Pan, L. Pekowsky, H. P. Pfeiffer, D. Pollney, F. Pretorius, V. Raymond, C. Reisswig, L. Rezzolla, O. Rinne, C. Robinson, C. Röver, L. Santamaría, B. Sathyaprakash, M. A. Scheel, E. Schnetter, J. Seiler, S. L. Shapiro, D. Shoemaker, U. Sperhake, A. Stroeer, R. Sturani, W. Tichy, Y. T. Liu, M. van der Sluys, J. R. van Meter, R. Vaulin, A. Vecchio, J. Veitch, A. Viceré, J. T. Whelan, and Y. Zlochower. 2009. "Status of NINJA: the Numerical INJection Analysis project." Classical and Quantum Gravity, 26: 4008 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0264-9381/26/11/114008]

    Aylott, B., J. G. Baker, W. D. Boggs, et al. M. Boyle, P. R. Brady, D. A. Brown, B. Brügmann, L. T. Buchman, A. Buonanno, L. Cadonati, J. Camp, M. Campanelli, J. Centrella, S. Chatterji, N. Christensen, T. Chu, P. Diener, N. Dorband, Z. B. Etienne, J. Faber, S. Fairhurst, B. Farr, S. Fischetti, G. Guidi, L. M. Goggin, M. Hannam, F. Herrmann, I. Hinder, S. Husa, V. Kalogera, D. Keppel, L. E. Kidder, B. J. Kelly, B. Krishnan, P. Laguna, C. O. Lousto, I. Mandel, P. Marronetti, R. Matzner, S. T. McWilliams, K. D. Matthews, R. A. Mercer, S. R. Mohapatra, A. H. Mroué, H. Nakano, E. Ochsner, Y. Pan, L. Pekowsky, H. A. Pfeiffer, D. Pollney, F. Pretorius, V. Raymond, C. Reisswig, L. Rezzolla, O. Rinne, C. Robinson, C. Röver, L. Santamaría, B. Sathyaprakash, M. A. Scheel, E. Schnetter, J. Seiler, S. L. Shapiro, D. Shoemaker, U. Sperhake, A. Stroeer, R. Sturani, W. Tichy, Y. T. Liu, M. van der Sluys, J. R. van Meter, R. Vaulin, A. Vecchio, J. Veitch, A. Viceré, J. T. Whelan, and Y. Zlochower. 2009. "Testing gravitational-wave searches with numerical relativity waveforms: results from the first Numerical INJection Analysis (NINJA) project." Classical and Quantum Gravity, 26: 5008 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0264-9381/26/16/165008]

    Baker, J. G., W. D. Boggs, J. M. Centrella, et al. B. J. Kelly, S. T. McWilliams, and J. R. Van Meter. 2008. "Mergers of nonspinning black-hole binaries: Gravitational radiation characteristics." Physical Review D, 78: 044046 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1103/PhysRevD.78.044046]

    Baker, J. G., W. D. Boggs, J. Centrella, et al. B. J. Kelly, S. T. McWilliams, M. C. Miller, and J. R. van Meter. 2008. "Modeling Kicks from the Merger of Generic Black Hole Binaries." The Astrophysical Journal, 682: L29 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/590927]

    Pan, Y., A. Buonanno, J. G. Baker, et al. J. M. Centrella, B. J. Kelly, S. T. McWilliams, F. Pretorius, and J. R. Van Meter. 2008. "Data-analysis driven comparison of analytic and numerical coalescing binary waveforms: Nonspinning case." Physical Review D, 77: 024014 [10.1103/PhysRevD.77.024014]

    Schnittman, J. D., A. Buonanno, J. R. Van Meter, et al. J. G. Baker, W. D. Boggs, J. M. Centrella, B. J. Kelly, and S. T. McWilliams. 2008. "Anatomy of the binary black hole recoil: A multipolar analysis." Physical Review D, 77: 044031 [10.1103/PhysRevD.77.044031]

    Choi, D.-I., B. J. Kelly, W. D. Boggs, et al. J. G. Baker, J. M. Centrella, and J. R. Van Meter. 2007. "Recoiling from a kick in the head-on collision of spinning black holes." Physical Review D, 76: 104026 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1103/PhysRevD.76.104026]

    Baker, J. G., S. T. McWilliams, J. R. Van Meter, et al. J. M. Centrella, D.-I. Choi, B. J. Kelly, and M. Koppitz. 2007. "Binary black hole late inspiral: Simulations for gravitational wave observations." Physical Review D, 75: 124024 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1103/PhysRevD.75.124024]

    Baker, J. G., W. D. Boggs, J. Centrella, et al. B. J. Kelly, S. T. McWilliams, M. C. Miller, and J. R. Van Meter. 2007. "Modeling Kicks from the Merger of Nonprecessing Black Hole Binaries." The Astrophysical Journal, 668: 1140 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/521330]

    Baker, J. G., J. R. Van Meter, S. T. McWilliams, J. M. Centrella, and B. J. Kelly. 2007. "Consistency of post-Newtonian waveforms with numerical relativity." Physical Review Letters, 99: 181101 [10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.181101]

    Buonanno, A., Y. Pan, J. G. Baker, et al. J. M. Centrella, B. J. Kelly, S. T. McWilliams, and J. R. Van Meter. 2007. "Approaching faithful templates for non-spinning binary black holes using the effective-one-body approach." Physical Review D, 76: 104049 [10.1103/PhysRevD.76.104049]

    Baker, J. G., J. Centrella, D. Choi, M. Koppitz, and J. van Meter. 2006. "Gravitational-Wave Extraction from an Inspiraling Configuration of Merging Black Holes." Physical Review Letters, vol 96, Issue 11, id 111102, 96: 111102 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.111102]

    Baker, J. G., J. Centrella, D. Choi, et al. M. Koppitz, J. R. van Meter, and M. C. Miller. 2006. "Getting a Kick Out of Numerical Relativity." The Astrophysical Journal, 653: L93 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/510448]

    Baker, J. G., J. Centrella, D. Choi, M. Koppitz, and J. van Meter. 2006. "Binary black hole merger dynamics and waveforms." Physical Review D, vol 73, Issue 10, id 104002, 73: 104002 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1103/PhysRevD.73.104002]

    Baker, J., and J. Centrella. 2005. "Impact of LISA's low-frequency sensitivity on observations of massive black-hole mergers." Classical and Quantum Gravity, 22: 355 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0264-9381/22/10/029]

    Fiske, D. R., J. G. Baker, J. R. van Meter, D. Choi, and J. M. Centrella. 2005. "Wave zone extraction of gravitational radiation in three-dimensional numerical relativity." Physical Review D, vol 71, Issue 10, id 104036, 71: 104036 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1103/PhysRevD.71.104036]

    Centrella, J. M. 2003. "Resource Letter: GrW-1: Gravitational waves." American Journal of Physics, 71: 520 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1119/1.1543555]

    Centrella, J. M., K. C. New, L. L. Lowe, and J. D. Brown. 2001. "Dynamical Rotational Instability at Low T/W." The Astrophysical Journal, 550: L193 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/319634]

    New, K. C., J. M. Centrella, and J. E. Tohline. 2000. "Gravitational waves from long-duration simulations of the dynamical bar instability." Physical Review D (Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology), 62: 64019 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1103/PhysRevD.62.064019]

    New, K. C., D. Choi, J. M. Centrella, et al. P. MacNeice, M. F. Huq, and K. Olson. 2000. "Three-dimensional adaptive evolution of gravitational waves in numerical relativity." Physical Review D (Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology), 62: 84039 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1103/PhysRevD.62.084039]

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Joan Centrella is an astrophysicist whose research has taken her across the cosmos in space and time, building numerical laboratories and leading teams to probe the depths of extreme gravity and the early history of the universe. As Deputy Director of Goddard’s Astrophysics Science Division, she works with scientists, engineers, and missions across the Center to help keep astrophysics on the leading edge of inquiries into big questions such as: How does the universe work? How did we get here? Are we alone?


    Dr. Centrella received her PhD from Cambridge University, where she was a pioneer in numerical relativity simulations of gravitational waves. She continued her research during postdoctoral appointments at the University of Texas and the University of Illinois, broadening her expertise to include simulations of large scale structures in the early universe. Joining the faculty of Drexel University in the Physics Department, she developed a research group focused on studying astrophysical sources of gravitational waves. She also taught physics and astronomy at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervised both graduate students and postdocs, and served as the advisor for all incoming graduate students in the department.


    In 2001 she moved to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to join their newly-formed gravitational wave astrophysics group. She initiated and led the astrophysical source modeling effort in support of LISA, focusing on the merger of two black holes. This merger is the strongest source of gravitational waves for both LISA and terrestrial gravitational wave detectors such as LIGO, and had been a key unsolved research problem for over 30 years. In 2005, the Goddard team achieved dramatic research breakthroughs to solve this long-standing problem, revealing the dynamics of black hole mergers and opening the way for enhanced data analysis from gravitational wave detectors.


    In recognition of her scientific leadership and research, she was awarded the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal for ground-breaking work in the simulation of gravitational wave signals from merging black holes in May 2007. She and Dr. John Baker were awarded the John C. Lindsay Memorial Award for Space Science by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the center's highest honor for outstanding contributions in space science, in May 2008. Dr. Centrella was awarded the Robert H. Goddard Exceptional Achievement Award for Mentoring in 2013 for her demonstrated commitment to mentoring women scientists at all stages of their careers. She is the author of many scientific publications and has served on numerous professional panels and boards, including the LISA International Science Team. She currently chairs the Advisory Board for the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav).


    Dr. Joan Centrella is a problem solver who enjoys challenges and leading teams that span boundaries. From 2004 to 2010 she was Chief of the Gravitational Astrophysics Laboratory, which encompasses the gravitational wave and theoretical astrophysics groups at Goddard. She took her current position as Deputy Director of the Astrophysics Science Division in 2010. A special focus is the development, review, and approval of new research projects and missions in a variety of areas. She has the privilege of working with scientists and missions that span astrophysics from galaxies to black holes, and from exoplanets to the first whispers of the universe.


    Find my full CV here.

     

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Centrella, J. M., J. G. Baker, B. J. Kelly, and J. R. Van Meter. 2011. "Merging Black Holes." Contemporary Physics 52 1 [10.1080/00107514.2010.520908]

    Kelly, B. J., J. G. Baker, W. D. Boggs, S. T. McWilliams, and J. M. Centrella. 2011. "Mergers of black-hole binaries with aligned spins: Waveform characteristics." Physical Review D 84 084009 [10.1103/PhysRevD.84.084009]

    Centrella, J. M., J. G. Baker, B. J. Kelly, and J. R. Van Meter. 2010. "Black-hole binaries, gravitational waves, and numerical relativity." Reviews of Modern Physics 82 3069-3119 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1103/RevModPhys.82.3069]

    van Meter, J. R., J. H. Wise, M. C. Miller, et al. C. S. Reynolds, J. Centrella, J. G. Baker, W. D. Boggs, B. J. Kelly, and S. T. McWilliams. 2010. "Modeling Flows around Merging Black Hole Binaries." The Astrophysical Journal Letters 711 L89 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/2041-8205/711/2/L89]

    Centrella, J. M., J. G. Baker, B. J. Kelly, and J. R. Van Meter. 2010. "The final merger of black-hole binaries." Annual Reviews of Nuclear and Particle Science 60 75 [10.1146/annurev.nucl.010909.083246]

    Cadonati, L., B. Aylott, J. G. Baker, et al. W. D. Boggs, M. Boyle, P. R. Brady, D. A. Brown, B. Brügmann, L. T. Buchman, A. Buonanno, J. Camp, M. Campanelli, J. Centrella, S. Chatterji, N. Christensen, T. Chu, P. Diener, N. Dorband, Z. B. Etienne, J. Faber, S. Fairhurst, B. Farr, S. Fischetti, G. Guidi, L. M. Goggin, M. Hannam, F. Herrmann, I. Hinder, S. Husa, V. Kalogera, D. Keppel, L. E. Kidder, B. J. Kelly, B. Krishnan, P. Laguna, C. O. Lousto, I. Mandel, P. Marronetti, R. Matzner, S. T. McWilliams, K. D. Matthews, R. A. Mercer, S. R. Mohapatra, A. H. Mroué, H. Nakano, E. Ochsner, Y. Pan, L. Pekowsky, H. P. Pfeiffer, D. Pollney, F. Pretorius, V. Raymond, C. Reisswig, L. Rezzolla, O. Rinne, C. Robinson, C. Röver, L. Santamaría, B. Sathyaprakash, M. A. Scheel, E. Schnetter, J. Seiler, S. L. Shapiro, D. Shoemaker, U. Sperhake, A. Stroeer, R. Sturani, W. Tichy, Y. T. Liu, M. van der Sluys, J. R. van Meter, R. Vaulin, A. Vecchio, J. Veitch, A. Viceré, J. T. Whelan, and Y. Zlochower. 2009. "Status of NINJA: the Numerical INJection Analysis project." Classical and Quantum Gravity 26 4008 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0264-9381/26/11/114008]

    Aylott, B., J. G. Baker, W. D. Boggs, et al. M. Boyle, P. R. Brady, D. A. Brown, B. Brügmann, L. T. Buchman, A. Buonanno, L. Cadonati, J. Camp, M. Campanelli, J. Centrella, S. Chatterji, N. Christensen, T. Chu, P. Diener, N. Dorband, Z. B. Etienne, J. Faber, S. Fairhurst, B. Farr, S. Fischetti, G. Guidi, L. M. Goggin, M. Hannam, F. Herrmann, I. Hinder, S. Husa, V. Kalogera, D. Keppel, L. E. Kidder, B. J. Kelly, B. Krishnan, P. Laguna, C. O. Lousto, I. Mandel, P. Marronetti, R. Matzner, S. T. McWilliams, K. D. Matthews, R. A. Mercer, S. R. Mohapatra, A. H. Mroué, H. Nakano, E. Ochsner, Y. Pan, L. Pekowsky, H. A. Pfeiffer, D. Pollney, F. Pretorius, V. Raymond, C. Reisswig, L. Rezzolla, O. Rinne, C. Robinson, C. Röver, L. Santamaría, B. Sathyaprakash, M. A. Scheel, E. Schnetter, J. Seiler, S. L. Shapiro, D. Shoemaker, U. Sperhake, A. Stroeer, R. Sturani, W. Tichy, Y. T. Liu, M. van der Sluys, J. R. van Meter, R. Vaulin, A. Vecchio, J. Veitch, A. Viceré, J. T. Whelan, and Y. Zlochower. 2009. "Testing gravitational-wave searches with numerical relativity waveforms: results from the first Numerical INJection Analysis (NINJA) project." Classical and Quantum Gravity 26 5008 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0264-9381/26/16/165008]

    Baker, J. G., W. D. Boggs, J. M. Centrella, et al. B. J. Kelly, S. T. McWilliams, and J. R. Van Meter. 2008. "Mergers of nonspinning black-hole binaries: Gravitational radiation characteristics." Physical Review D 78 044046 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1103/PhysRevD.78.044046]

    Baker, J. G., W. D. Boggs, J. Centrella, et al. B. J. Kelly, S. T. McWilliams, M. C. Miller, and J. R. van Meter. 2008. "Modeling Kicks from the Merger of Generic Black Hole Binaries." The Astrophysical Journal 682 L29 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/590927]

    Pan, Y., A. Buonanno, J. G. Baker, et al. J. M. Centrella, B. J. Kelly, S. T. McWilliams, F. Pretorius, and J. R. Van Meter. 2008. "Data-analysis driven comparison of analytic and numerical coalescing binary waveforms: Nonspinning case." Physical Review D 77 024014 [10.1103/PhysRevD.77.024014]

    Schnittman, J. D., A. Buonanno, J. R. Van Meter, et al. J. G. Baker, W. D. Boggs, J. M. Centrella, B. J. Kelly, and S. T. McWilliams. 2008. "Anatomy of the binary black hole recoil: A multipolar analysis." Physical Review D 77 044031 [10.1103/PhysRevD.77.044031]

    Choi, D.-I., B. J. Kelly, W. D. Boggs, et al. J. G. Baker, J. M. Centrella, and J. R. Van Meter. 2007. "Recoiling from a kick in the head-on collision of spinning black holes." Physical Review D 76 104026 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1103/PhysRevD.76.104026]

    Baker, J. G., S. T. McWilliams, J. R. Van Meter, et al. J. M. Centrella, D.-I. Choi, B. J. Kelly, and M. Koppitz. 2007. "Binary black hole late inspiral: Simulations for gravitational wave observations." Physical Review D 75 124024 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1103/PhysRevD.75.124024]

    Baker, J. G., W. D. Boggs, J. Centrella, et al. B. J. Kelly, S. T. McWilliams, M. C. Miller, and J. R. Van Meter. 2007. "Modeling Kicks from the Merger of Nonprecessing Black Hole Binaries." The Astrophysical Journal 668 1140 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/521330]

    Baker, J. G., J. R. Van Meter, S. T. McWilliams, J. M. Centrella, and B. J. Kelly. 2007. "Consistency of post-Newtonian waveforms with numerical relativity." Physical Review Letters 99 181101 [10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.181101]

    Buonanno, A., Y. Pan, J. G. Baker, et al. J. M. Centrella, B. J. Kelly, S. T. McWilliams, and J. R. Van Meter. 2007. "Approaching faithful templates for non-spinning binary black holes using the effective-one-body approach." Physical Review D 76 104049 [10.1103/PhysRevD.76.104049]

    Baker, J. G., J. Centrella, D. Choi, M. Koppitz, and J. van Meter. 2006. "Gravitational-Wave Extraction from an Inspiraling Configuration of Merging Black Holes." Physical Review Letters, vol 96, Issue 11, id 111102 96 111102 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.111102]

    Baker, J. G., J. Centrella, D. Choi, et al. M. Koppitz, J. R. van Meter, and M. C. Miller. 2006. "Getting a Kick Out of Numerical Relativity." The Astrophysical Journal 653 L93 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/510448]

    Baker, J. G., J. Centrella, D. Choi, M. Koppitz, and J. van Meter. 2006. "Binary black hole merger dynamics and waveforms." Physical Review D, vol 73, Issue 10, id 104002 73 104002 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1103/PhysRevD.73.104002]

    Baker, J., and J. Centrella. 2005. "Impact of LISA's low-frequency sensitivity on observations of massive black-hole mergers." Classical and Quantum Gravity 22 355 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1088/0264-9381/22/10/029]

    Fiske, D. R., J. G. Baker, J. R. van Meter, D. Choi, and J. M. Centrella. 2005. "Wave zone extraction of gravitational radiation in three-dimensional numerical relativity." Physical Review D, vol 71, Issue 10, id 104036 71 104036 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1103/PhysRevD.71.104036]

    Centrella, J. M. 2003. "Resource Letter: GrW-1: Gravitational waves." American Journal of Physics 71 520 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1119/1.1543555]

    Centrella, J. M., K. C. New, L. L. Lowe, and J. D. Brown. 2001. "Dynamical Rotational Instability at Low T/W." The Astrophysical Journal 550 L193 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/319634]

    New, K. C., J. M. Centrella, and J. E. Tohline. 2000. "Gravitational waves from long-duration simulations of the dynamical bar instability." Physical Review D (Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology) 62 64019 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1103/PhysRevD.62.064019]

    New, K. C., D. Choi, J. M. Centrella, et al. P. MacNeice, M. F. Huq, and K. Olson. 2000. "Three-dimensional adaptive evolution of gravitational waves in numerical relativity." Physical Review D (Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology) 62 84039 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1103/PhysRevD.62.084039]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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