Gravity Group Astrophysics/Cosmology Seminar, "Eccentric black hole-neutron star mergers"(More about event)
Abstract: There is a high level of interest in black hole-neutron star binaries, not only because their mergers may be detected by gravitational wave observatories in the coming years, but also because of the possibility that they could explain a class of short duration gamma-ray bursts. My talk will focus on black hole-neutron star mergers that occur with high eccentricity as may arise from dynamical capture in dense stellar regions such as nuclear or globular clusters. I will present results from general relativistic simulations of binaries with a range of impact parameters, different initial black hole spins, and neutron stars with different equations of state. There is a rich diversity across these parameters in the resulting gravitational wave signals and matter dynamics, which should also be reflected in the consequent electromagnetic emission.
2) Alexandra Rahlin - journal discussion
3) Blake Sherwin - journal discussion
Location: Joseph Henry Room
Date/Time: 03/02/12 at 12:00 pm - 03/02/12 at 1:30 pm
Category: Gravity Group Seminar