Special Seminar

Michael Coughlin - Caltech

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 1:00pm

 

"Before and after merger: Multi-messenger searches for compact binaries"

Binary neutron star mergers provide one of the richest laboratories for studying physics with ground-based interferometric gravitational-wave detectors such as advanced LIGO and Virgo. After such a merger, a compact remnant is left over whose nature depends primarily on the masses of the inspiralling objects and on the equation of state of nuclear matter. We will discuss the search for post-merger signals from GW170817.

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