Here are refereed papers and reviews which I have authored or coauthored, in chronological order. I give journal reference and arXiv number, where available.

1. Finding black holes in numerical spacetimes
Reference: Physical Review D 49, 4004 (1994).
Full author list: Scott A. Hughes, Charles R. Keeton, II, Paul Walker, Kevin T. Walsh, Stuart L. Shapiro, Saul A. Teukolsky

WARNING! PDF file is from a scanned version of the print paper; some of the figures look awful.

2. Central density of a neutron star is unaffected by a binary companion at linear order in mu/R
Reference: Physical Review Letters 79, 1186 (1997); gr-qc/9704019.
Full author list: Patrick R. Brady and Scott A. Hughes

3. Measuring gravitational waves from binary black hole coalescences.
I. Signal to noise for inspiral, merger, and ringdown

Reference: Physical Review D 57, 4535 (1998); gr-qc/9701039.
Full author list: Éanna E. Flanagan and Scott A. Hughes

4. Measuring gravitational waves from binary black hole coalescences.
II. The waves' information and its extraction, with and without templates

Reference: Physical Review D 57, 4566 (1998); gr-qc/9710129.
Full author list: Éanna E. Flanagan and Scott A. Hughes

5. Seismic gravity-gradient noise in interferometric gravitational-wave detectors
Reference: Physical Review D 58, 122002 (1998); gr-qc/9806018.
Full author list: Scott A. Hughes and Kip S. Thorne

6. Observational limit on gravitational waves from binary neutron stars in the galaxy
Reference: Physical Review Letters 83, 1498 (1999); gr-qc/9903108.
Full author list: B. Allen, J. K. Blackburn, P. R. Brady, J. D. E. Creighton, T. Creighton, S. Droz, A. D. Gillespie, S. A. Hughes, S. Kawamura, T. T. Lyons, J. E. Mason, B. J. Owen, F. J. Raab, M. W. Regehr, B. S. Sathyaprakash, R. L. Savage, S. Whitcomb, A. G. Wiseman

7. Evolving Einstein's field equations with matter: The "hydro without hydro" test
Reference: Physical Review D Brief Reports 60, 087501 (1999); gr-qc/9902024.
Full author list: Thomas W. Baumgarte, Scott A. Hughes, Stuart L. Shapiro

8. The evolution of circular, non-equatorial orbits of Kerr black holes due to gravitational-wave emission
(see also this paper's erratum 1, erratum 2, erratum 3, and erratum 4).
Reference: Physical Review D 61, 084004 (2000); gr-qc/9910091.
Errata: Physical Review D 63, 049902(E) (2001); Physical Review D 65, 069902(E) (2002); Physical Review D 67, 089901(E) (2003); Physical Review D 78, 109902(E) (2008).
Full author list: Scott A. Hughes

9. Computing radiation from Kerr black holes: Generalization of the Sasaki-Nakamura equation
(see also this paper's erratum).
Reference: Physical Review D 62, 044029 (2000); gr-qc/0002043.
Erratum: Physical Review D 67, 089902(E) (2003).
Full author list: Scott A. Hughes

10. Comment on "Gravity waves, Chaos, and Spinning Compact Binaries"
Reference: Physical Review Letters 85, 5480 (2000); gr-qc/0101024.
Full author list: Scott A. Hughes

11. Nearly horizon skimming orbits of Kerr black holes
Reference: Physical Review D 63, 064016 (2001); gr-qc/0101023.
Full author list: Scott A. Hughes

12. Evolution of circular, non-equatorial orbits of Kerr black holes due to gravitational-wave emission:
II. Inspiral trajectories and gravitational waveforms

Reference: Physical Review D 64, 064004 (2001); gr-qc/0104041.
Full author list: Scott A. Hughes

13. Gravitational wave emission from core collapse of massive stars
Reference: Astrophysical Journal 565, 430 (2002); astro-ph/0106113.
Full author list: Chris L. Fryer, Daniel E. Holz, and Scott A. Hughes

14. Untangling the merger history of massive black holes with LISA
Reference: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 331, 805 (2002); astro-ph/0108483.
Full author list: Scott A. Hughes

15. New physics and astronomy with the new gravitational-wave observatories
Reference: Proceedings of the APS / DPF / DPB Summer Study on the Future of Particle Physics (Snowmass 2001), edited by R. Davidson and C. Quigg, eConf C010630 (2001) P402; astro-ph/0110349.
Full author list: Scott A. Hughes, Szabolcs Márka, Peter L. Bender, Craig J. Hogan

16. Approximating the inspiral of test bodies into Kerr black holes
Reference: Physical Review D 66, 064005 (2002); gr-qc/0205033.
Full author list: Kostas Glampedakis, Scott A. Hughes, and Daniel Kennefick

17. Black hole mass and spin coevolution by mergers
Reference: Astrophysical Journal Letters 585, L101 (2003); astro-ph/0208484.
Full author list: Scott A. Hughes and Roger D. Blandford

18. Tuning gravitational-wave detector networks to measure compact binary mergers
Reference: Physical Review D 66, 102001 (2002); gr-qc/0209012.
Full author list: Scott A. Hughes

19. Listening to the universe with gravitational-wave astronomy
Reference: Annals of Physics 303, 142 (2003); astro-ph/0210481.
Full author list: Scott A. Hughes

20. Rotating black hole orbit functionals in the frequency domain
Reference: Physical Review D 69, 044015 (2004); astro-ph/0308479.
Full author list: Steve Drasco and Scott A. Hughes

21. How black holes get their kicks: Gravitational radiation recoil revisited
Reference: Astrophysical Journal Letters 607, L5 (2004); astro-ph/0402056.
Full author list: Marc Favata, Scott A. Hughes, and Daniel E. Holz

22. Consequences of gravitational radiation recoil
Reference: Astrophysical Journal Letters 607, L9 (2004); astro-ph/0402057.
Full author list: David Merritt, Milos Milosavljevic, Marc Favata, Scott A. Hughes, and Daniel E. Holz

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

24. Gravitational waves from stellar collapse: Correlations to explosion asymmetries
Reference: Astrophysical Journal 609, 288 (2004); astro-ph/0403188.
Full author list: Chris L. Fryer, Daniel E. Holz, and Scott A. Hughes

25. Golden binary gravitational-wave sources: Robust probes of strong-field gravity
Reference: Astrophysical Journal 623, 689 (2005); astro-ph/0410148.
Full author list: Scott A. Hughes and Kristen Menou

26. The basics of gravitational wave theory
Reference: New Journal of Physics 7, 204 (2005), special issue "Spacetime 100 Years Later"; gr-qc/0501041.
Full author list: Éanna E. Flanagan and Scott A. Hughes

27. Gravitational radiation reaction and inspiral waveforms in the adiabatic limit
Reference: Physical Review Letters 94, 221101 (2005); gr-qc/0504015.
Full author list: Scott A. Hughes, Steve Drasco, Éanna E. Flanagan and Joel Franklin

28. Using gravitational-wave standard sirens
Reference: Astrophysical Journal 629, 15 (2005); astro-ph/0504616.
Full author list: Daniel E. Holz and Scott A. Hughes

29. Computing inspirals in Kerr in the adiabatic regime. I. The scalar case
Reference: Classical and Quantum Gravity 22, S801 (2005); gr-qc/0505075.
Full author list: Steve Drasco, Éanna E. Flanagan and Scott A. Hughes

30. Gravitational wave snapshots of generic extreme mass ratio inspirals
Reference: Physical Review D 73, 024027 (2006); gr-qc/0509101.
Full author list: Steve Drasco and Scott A. Hughes

31. Trust but verify: The case for astrophysical black holes
Reference: Writeup of lectures given at the 2005 SLAC Summer Institute; hep-ph/0511217.
Full author list: Scott A. Hughes

32. Short GRB and binary black hole standard sirens as a probe of dark energy
Reference: Physical Review D 74, 063006 (2006); astro-ph/0601275.
Full author list: Neal Dalal, Daniel E. Holz, Scott A. Hughes, and Bhuvnesh Jain

33. "Kludge" gravitational waveforms for a test body orbiting a Kerr black hole
Reference: Physical Review D 75, 024005 (2007); gr-qc/0607007.
Full author list: Stanislav Babak, Hua Fang, Jonathan R. Gair, Kostas Glampedakis, and Scott A. Hughes

34. Measuring coalescing massive binary black holes with gravitational waves: The impact of spin-induced precession
(see also this paper's erratum 1 and erratum 2.)
Reference: Physical Review D 74, 122001 (2006); gr-qc/0608062.
Erratum: Physical Review D 75, 089902(E) (2007).
Erratum: Physical Review D 77, 109901(E) (2008).
Full author list: Ryan N. Lang and Scott A. Hughes

35. Towards adiabatic waveforms for inspiral into Kerr black holes: I. A new model of the source for the time domain perturbation equation
Reference: Physical Review D 76, 104005 (2007); gr-qc/0703028.
Full author list: Pranesh A. Sundararajan, Gaurav Khanna, and Scott A. Hughes

36. Circular and non-circular nearly horizon-skimming orbits in Kerr spacetimes
Reference: Physical Review D 76, 044007 (2007); arXiv:0704.0138.
Full author list: Enrico Barausse, Scott A. Hughes, and Luciano Rezzolla

37. Localizing coalescing massive black hole binaries with gravitational waves
Reference: Astrophysical Journal 677, 1184 (2008); arXiv:0710.3795.
Full author list: Ryan N. Lang and Scott A. Hughes

38. Towards adiabatic waveforms for inspiral into Kerr black holes: II. Dynamical sources and generic orbits
Reference: Physical Review D 78, 024022 (2008); arXiv:0803.0317.
Full author list: Pranesh A. Sundararajan, Gaurav Khanna, Scott A. Hughes, and Steve Drasco

39. Gravitational-wave confusion background from cosmological compact binaries: Implications for future terrestrial detectors
Reference: Physical Review D 79, 062002 (2009); arXiv:0901.2958.
Full author list: Tania Regimbau and Scott A. Hughes

40. Gravitational waves from merging compact binaries
Reference: Annual Reviews of Astronomy and Astrophysics 47, 107 (2009); arXiv:0903.4877.
Full author list: Scott A. Hughes

41. Exploring short gamma-ray bursts as gravitational-wave standard sirens
Reference: Astrophysical Journal 725, 496 (2010); arXiv:0904.1017.
Full author list: Samaya Nissanke, Scott A. Hughes, Daniel E. Holz, Neal Dalal, and Jonathan L. Sievers

42. Modeling extreme mass-ratio inspirals within the effective-one-body approach
Reference: Physical Review Letters 104, 091102 (2010); arXiv:0909.4263.
Full author list: Nicolás Yunes, Alessandra Buonanno, Scott A. Hughes, M. Coleman Miller, and Yi Pan

43. Spacetime and orbits of bumpy black holes
Reference: Physical Review D 81, 024030 (2010); arXiv:0911.1756.
Full author list: Sarah J. Vigeland and Scott A. Hughes

44. Binary black hole merger gravitational waves and recoil in the large mass ratio limit
Reference: Physical Review D 81, 104009 (2010); arXiv:1003.0485.
Full author list: Pranesh A. Sundararajan, Gaurav Khanna, and Scott A. Hughes

45. Binary pulsar constraints on the parameterized post-Einsteinian framework
Reference: Physical Review D 82, 082002 (2010); arXiv:1007.1995.
Full author list: Nicolás Yunes and Scott A. Hughes

46. On the falloff of radiated energy in black hole spacetimes
Reference: Physical Review D 82, 104029 (2010); arXiv:1007.4596.
Full author list: Lior M. Burko and Scott A. Hughes

47. Extreme-mass-ratio inspirals in the effective-one-body approach: Quasi-circular, equatorial orbits around a spinning black hole
Reference: Physical Review D 83, 044044 (2011); arXiv:1009.6013.
Full author list: Nicolás Yunes, Alessandra Buonanno, Scott A. Hughes, Yi Pan, Enrico Barausse, M. Coleman Miller, and William Throwe

48. Measuring parameters of massive black hole binaries with partially aligned spins
Reference: Physical Review D 84, 022002 (2011); arXiv:1101.3591.
Full author list: Ryan N. Lang, Scott A. Hughes, and Neil J. Cornish

49. Systematics of black hole binary inspiral kicks and the slowness approximation
Reference: Physical Review D 83, 124002 (2011); arXiv:1104.0387.
Full author list: Richard H. Price, Gaurav Khanna, and Scott A. Hughes

50. Modeling multipolar gravitational-wave emission from small mass-ratio mergers
Reference: Physical Review D 85, 024046 (2012); arXiv:1110.3081.
Full author list: Enrico Barausse, Alessandra Buonanno, Scott A. Hughes, Gaurav Khanna, Stephen O'Sullivan, and Yi Pan

51. Resonantly enhanced and diminished strong-field gravitational-wave fluxes
Reference: Physical Review D 89, 084028 (2014); arXiv:1208.3906.
Full author list: Éanna E. Flanagan, Scott A. Hughes, and Uchupol Ruangsri

52. Modeling the horizon-absorbed gravitational flux for equatorial-circular orbits in Kerr spacetime
Reference: Physical Review D 88, 044001 (2013); arXiv:1305.2183.
Full author list: Andrea Taracchini, Alessandra Buonanno, Scott A. Hughes, and Guarav Khanna

53. Black hole binary inspiral and trajectory dominance
Reference: Physical Review D 88, 104004 (2013); arXiv:1306.1159.
Full author list: Richard Price, Gaurav Khanna, and Scott A. Hughes

54. Determining the Hubble constant from gravitational wave observations of merging compact binaries
Reference: Astrophysics Journal, submitted; arXiv:1307.2638.
Full author list: Samaya Nissanke, Daniel E. Holz, Neal Dalal, Scott A. Hughes, Jonathan L. Sievers, and Christopher M. Hirata

55. A census of transient orbital resonances encountered during binary inspiral
Reference: Physical Review D 89, 084036 (2014); arXiv:1307.6483.
Full author list: Uchupol Ruangsri and Scott A. Hughes

56. Small mass plunging into a Kerr black hole: Anatomy of the inspiral-merger-ringdown waveforms
Reference: Physical Review D, in press; arXiv:1404.1819.
Full author list: Andrea Taracchini, Alessandra Buonanno, Gaurav Khanna, and Scott A. Hughes

57. Strong-field tidal distortions of rotating black holes: Formalism and results for circular, equatorial orbits
Reference: Physical Review D, submitted; arXiv:1407.6983
Full author list: Stephen O'Sullivan and Scott A. Hughes


The following papers were submitted to Astro 2010, the Decadal Survey in Astronomy and Astrophysics.

1. Coordinated Science in the Gravitational and Electromagnetic Skies
Reference: arxiv:0902.1527.
Full author list: Joshua S. Bloom, Daniel E. Holz, Scott A. Hughes, and Kristen Menou (plus 37 co-signing authors)

2. Massive Black Holes Across Cosmic Time
Reference: arxiv:0903.0097.
Full author list: P. Madau, T. Abel, P. Bender, T. Di Matteo, Z. Haiman, S. Hughes, A. Loeb, E. Phinney, J. Primack, T. Prince, M. Rees, D. Richstone, B. Schutz, K. Thorne, and M. Volonteri

3. Will Einstein Have the Last Word on Gravity?
Reference: arxiv:0903.0100.
Full author list: Bernard F. Schutz, Joan Centrella, Curt Cutler, and Scott A. Hughes


The following papers are conference proceedings or other non-refereed publications. (I try to avoid writing such papers when possible! --- I'd rather spend my time writing a "real" paper for a refereed journal. In some cases, it can't be avoided.)

1. Implementing fully relativistic hydrodynamics in three dimensions
Reference: General Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics - Eighth Canadian Conference, edited by C. P. Burgess and R. C. Myers (AIP Conference Proceedings 493, Melville, New York, 1999); gr-qc/9907098.
Full author list: Thomas W. Baumgarte, Scott A. Hughes, Luciano Rezzolla, Stuart L. Shapiro, Masaru Shibata

2. Gravitational waves from inspiral into massive black holes
Reference: Gravitational Waves --- Proceedings of the Third Edoardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves, edited by Sydney Meshkov (AIP Conference Proceedings 523, Melville, New York, 2000); gr-qc/9912031.
Full author list: Scott A. Hughes

3. Gravitational waves from extreme mass ratio inspirals: Challenges in mapping the spacetime of massive, compact objects
Reference: Proceedings of the 3rd International LISA Symposium, edited by Bernard Schutz: Classical and Quantum Gravity 18, 4067 (2001); gr-qc/0008058.
Full author list: Scott A. Hughes

4. Gravitational Waves from Core Collapse
Reference: Gravitational-Wave Detection, SPIE Proceedings Volume 4856, edited by P. Saulson and M. Cruise; from the meeting "Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation 2002".
Full author list: Chris L. Fryer, Michael S. Warren, Daniel E. Holz, Scott A. Hughes, and Rejean Dupuis

5. Stellar collapse and gravitational waves
Reference: "Stellar Collapse", edited by C. L. Fryer (Astrophysics and Space Science Library, Kluwer Academic, Amsterdam, 2004), p. 373; astro-ph/0211609.
Full author list: Chris L. Fryer, Daniel E. Holz, Scott A. Hughes and Michael S. Warren

6. Cosmology with coalescing massive black holes
Reference: Proceedings of the 4th International LISA Symposium, edited by L. Samuel Finn: Classical and Quantum Gravity 20, S65 (2003); astro-ph/0212218.
Full author list: Scott A. Hughes and Daniel E. Holz

7. Gravitational-wave physics
Reference: Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics, edited by Frank Avignone and Wick Haxton: Nuclear Physics B 138, 429 (2005).
Full author list: Scott A. Hughes

8. How black holes get their kicks: Radiation recoil in binary black hole mergers
Reference: 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.
Full author list: Scott A. Hughes, Marc Favata, and Daniel E. Holz

9. (Sort of) Testing relativity with extreme mass ratio inspirals
Reference: 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.
Full author list: Scott A. Hughes

10. A brief survey of LISA sources and science
Reference: 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.
Full author list: Scott A. Hughes

11. The science benefits and preliminary design of the Southern Hemisphere gravitational wave detector AIGO
Reference: Journal of Physics: Conference Series 122, 012001 (2008).
Full author list: 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

12. Advanced localization of massive black hole coalescences with LISA
Reference: Proceedings of the Seventh International LISA Symposium, Classical and Quantum Gravity 26, 094035 (2009); arXiv:0810.5125.
Full author list: Ryan N. Lang and Scott A. Hughes

13. Massive black hole binary inspirals: Results from the LISA Parameter Estimation Taskforce
Reference: Proceedings of the Seventh International LISA Symposium, Classical and Quantum Gravity 26, 094027 (2009); arXiv:0811.1011.
Full author list: K. G. Arun, Stas Babak, Emanuele Berti, Neil Cornish, Curt Cutler, Jonathan Gair, Scott A. Hughes, Bala R. Iyer, Ryan N. Lang, Ilya Mandel, Edward K. Porter, B. S. Sathyaprakash, Siddhartha Sinha, Alicia M. Sintes, Miquel Trias, Chris Van Den Broeck, and Marta Volonteri

14. Confusion background from compact binaries
Reference: Journal of Physics: Conference Series 228, 012009 (2010); arXiv:0911.1043.
Full author list: Tania Regimbau and Scott A. Hughes

15. AIGO: a southern hemisphere detector for the worldwide array of ground-based interferometric gravitational wave detectors
Reference: Proceedings of the Eighth Edoardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves, Classical and Quantum Gravity 27, 084005 (2010).
Full author list: P. Barriga, D. G. Blair, D. Coward, J. Davidson, J.-C. Dumas, E. Howell, L. Ju, L. Wen, C. Zhao, D. E. McClelland, S. M. Scott, B. J. J. Slagmolen, R. Inta, J. Munch, D. J. Ottaway, P. Veitch, D. Hosken, A. Melatos, C. Chung, L. Sammut, D. K. Galloway, J. Marx, S. Whitcomb, D. Shoemaker, S. A. Hughes, D. H. Reitze, B. R. Iyer, S. V. Dhurandhar, T. Souradeep, C. S. Unnikrishnan, G. Rajalakshmi, C. N. Man, A. Heidmann, P.-F. Cohadon, T. Briant, H. Grote, K. Danzmann, H. Lück, B. Willke, K. A. Strain, B. S. Sathyaprakash, J. Cao, Y.-K. E. Cheung, and Y. Zhang

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

17. Gravitational-wave astronomy and cosmology
Reference: Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics; arXiv:1405.0504.
Full author list: Scott A. Hughes


There's also my Ph.D. thesis:

Gravitational-wave astronomy: Aspects of the theory of binary sources and interferometric detectors.


Last modified 29 July 2014