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Astronomy Colloquium - "Listen to the Universe with gravitational-wave detections"

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Astronomy Department
Location
Astronomy 134
Date
Sep 19, 2019   3:45 pm  
Speaker
Dr. Hsin-Yu Chen, Black Hole Initiative, Harvard University
Contact
Rebecca Bare
E-Mail
rsbare@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-3090
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Astronomy Colloquium Speaker Calendar

Advanced LIGO-Virgo have detected tens of stellar mass compact binary mergers, including binary black holes, binary neutron stars, and potentially neutron star-black hole mergers. These binary merger detections carried plenty of information about the binaries and the Universe. In this talk I will focus on a few topics we learned from these gravitational-wave detections: the electromagnetic counterparts of binary mergers, the neutron star equation-of-state, and the expansion rate of the Universe. I will first summarize the current status of the field and the future projections. I will then discuss the future plans to expand and improve the study.

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