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13-18 December 2015
International Conference Centre Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone

Rattle and shine by compact binaries mergers

16 Dec 2015, 09:35
35m
Level 0, Room 2 (International Conference Centre Geneva)

Level 0, Room 2

International Conference Centre Geneva

17 Rue de Varembé, 1211 Geneva

Speaker

Prof. Luis Lehner (Perimeter Institute)

Description

Compact binary systems are copious producers of gravitational waves and are also expected to radiate strongly electromagnetically. This talk will describe several processes --intrinsically requiring the strongly gravitating/highly dynamical behaviour of the system-- that can yield observable signals in a variety of frequencies. Moreover, we will discuss how such radiation might prove fundamental in answering key questions about their components and gravity itself.

Primary author

Prof. Luis Lehner (Perimeter Institute)

Presentation Materials