Extracting information on the neutron star equation of state via gravitational waves from binary inspirals

Mar 28, 2014, 11:30 AM
40m

Speaker

Dr Tanja Hinderer (Caltech, USA)

Description

Binary neutron stars and neutron star-black hole systems are some of the most promising sources for gravitational-wave observations with Advanced terrestrial interferometer detectors. For such systems, the matter contributes to the spacetime dynamics, leaving an imprint on the gravitational radiation from the system. I will discuss how we can understand and model this imprint, so that we can use it to constrain our understanding of the properties of dense matter. I will also outline aspects requiring further work.

Primary author

Dr Tanja Hinderer (Caltech, USA)

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