RT @KeefeMitman: Nearly 50 years ago, my advisor, Saul Teukolsky, showed how a perturbed black hole rings down to a state of equilibrium. T…
Extreme Mass-Ratio Inspiral — A particular type of binary in which there is a very large difference in the masses of the two objects. Generally, this will involve a super-massive Black Hole with a mass millions of times that of our Sun, and a Neutron Star or Black Hole with a mass roughly the same as our Sun.
Come, you lost Atoms, to your Centre draw,
And be the Eternal Mirror that you saw:
Rays that have wander'd into Darkness wide,
Return and back into your Sun subside.
From Farid al-Din Attar's
The Conference of the Birds