Speaker: Tanja Hinderer , Institute for Theoretical Physics, Utrecht University
Abstract: The gravitational waves from merging binary systems carry unique information about the internal structure of neutron stars. Extracting and interpreting this information requires accurate models based on a detailed understanding of the interplay of matter with nonlinear gravity. I will outline recent progress on going beyond the dominant tidal deformability effects and discuss examples of the impact of incorporating more realistic physics. I will conclude with an outlook onto the remaining challenges and prospects for the coming years, as gravitational-wave science continues to move towards an era of precision physics.