The effective-one-body (EOB) model is a semi-analytical method for the description of the dynamics and the gravitational radiation emitted by coalescing binaries in general relativity. These web pages host the EOB codes mainly developed at IHES. The code is written in Matlab and distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

The original code for nonspinning black-hole binaries was written by Alessandro Nagar and Thibault Damour. It was then developed together with Sebastiano Bernuzzi. The model and the code are now continuously under development elsewhere. New versions, either including more physics or improvements in the implementation, will be periodically released on the Bitbucket's project page.


The EOB Matlab codes are available on Bitbucket:

The codes can be clone using the command, e.g.

$ git clone git clone git@bitbucket.org:eob_ihes/eob_1602_5pnlogtidalnospin.git


The codes are released without any guarantee or official support. If you find a problem or need some explanation with either the code or the web pages please write here. We will do our best to help.


Papers that report on scientific results obtained with the EOB code are collected below for each year(s). If you use the code, please, help us to keep track of the publications by sending an email when your paper is published.