Neutron-star mergers in the era of gravitational-wave astronomy

Speaker and affiliation: 
DSc. Michał Bejger, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Tue, 2017-05-30 12:30
Room 118, NCBJ pavilion at 69 Hoża str. in Warsaw

Recent detections of merging black hole mergers by the LIGO-Virgo Collaboration open a new era in gravitational-wave astronomy. Another prospective type of sources are the neutron-star mergers.
Since these stellar remnants contain matter, they constitute an even richer laboratory of strong gravity, dense matter and relativistic astrophysics. I will talk about the current status of the theory and simulations, multi-messenger aspects of the data-analysis and outlook for the future.

All interested persons are invited
Agnieszka Majczyna