Astronomy and Astrophysics Seminars

The promise of gravitational-wave astrophysics

by Prof. Ilya Mandel (Monash University)

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from to (Asia/Kolkata)
at Zoom: ( )
Meeting ID: 946 8963 3332 Passcode: 218234
The first detections of gravitational waves from compact-object mergers have opened up new opportunities and challenges in astrophysics. I will survey the plausible formation scenarios for merging compact-object binaries.  I will then describe ongoing efforts to extract the astrophysical evolution of massive stellar binaries from observations of gravitational waves emitted during mergers of the stellar remnants.