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Astronomy Colloquium - "Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics: Progress and Puzzles"

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Department of Astronomy
Location
NCSA Auditorium
Date
Sep 28, 2021   3:45 pm  
Speaker
Dr. Vicky Kalogera, Northwestern University
Contact
Rebecca Bare
E-Mail
rsbare@illinois.edu
Phone
217-265-8226
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Astronomy Colloquium Speaker Calendar

More than five years after the first gravitational-wave detection of a binary black-hole merger, we consider such detections routine and we are focusing on extracting population astrophysical information from a rapidly growing number of black-hole detections while tightening constraints on the nature of neutron stars combining knowledge from both gravitational waves and electromagnetic observations. In parallel, gravitational-wave observations continue to surprise us with discoveries of mergers with unexpected properties, while this year we have completed the full set of expected merger types, including black holes with neutron stars. In this talk I will summarize where our understanding stands at present, focus on some exceptional sources that puzzle us, and discuss what we anticipate for the future.

 

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