Gravitational Wave Astronomy

Kai Schwenzer
Istanbul University, Department of Astronomy and Space Science


Abstract: The recent observation of the first neutron star merger, both across the electromagnetic spectrum and in gravitational waves, heralds the era of gravitational wave astronomy. Inferring the properties of dense matter is one of the most exciting applications of this emerging area of science. I will discuss what we could learn from gravitational wave observations of transient binary neutron star mergers and continuous compact sources, as well as how multi-messenger observations can help to probe the microphysics in the opaque interior. Moreover, I will show how present data can already constrain properties of dense strongly-interacting matter.

Yer: MSGSÜ Bomonti Binası, Fizik Bölümü
Tarih: 17 Mayıs 2018 Perşembe, 15.00