Dec 13 – 18, 2015
International Conference Centre Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone

Tidal disruption events induced by the Kozai-Lidov mechanism

Dec 15, 2015, 3:42 PM
Level -1, Room 17 (International Conference Centre Geneva)

Level -1, Room 17

International Conference Centre Geneva


Naoki Seto


We geometrically analyze the evolution of the Kozai-Lidov mechanism induced by an infalling tertiary. This approach enables us to clearly understand how the inner orbits are deformed, in response to the time variation of the related phase-space structure. We predict that, in a stellar cluster associated with massive black hole binaries, a constituent star could abruptly become highly eccentric, because of a peculiar bifurcation pattern.

Primary author


Mao Iwasa (Kyoto University)

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