“Probing Compact Objects with Gravitational Waves”

Thursday, January 24th, 2019
Speaker: Vicky Kalogera Northwestern University
The detection of gravitational waves by ground-based interferometric detectors has by now revealed a previously unobserved population of merging black holes and has firmly linked the mergers of neutron stars with gamma-ray bursts and heavy element production. I will review the most current gravitational-wave discoveries, the measured physical properties of the compact objects involved and how these measurements enable us to probe the astrophysics of compact objects, and constrain models of massive-star evolution. I will conclude with our expectations for further discoveries as the sensitivity of detectors continues to improve.
Host: 
Robert Mathieu (Barger is in Hawaii)
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Room and Building: 
4421 Sterling Hall, Coffee and cookies 3:30 PM, Talk begins 3:45 PM
Time:
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

 

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