9-15 July 2017
Victor J. Koningsberger building
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

Gravitational waves from binary compact star mergers in the context of strange matter

14 Jul 2017, 15:15
BBG 169 ()

BBG 169

oral presentation Strangeness in astrophysics Parallel Strangeness in Astrophysics


Dr Matthias Hanauske (Goethe University, Institute for Theoretical Physics / FIAS)


One hundred years after Albert Einstein developed the field equations of general relativity and predicted the existence of gravitational waves (GWs), these curious spacetime-ripples have been observed from a pair of merging black holes by the LIGO detectors. As GWs emitted from merging neutron star binaries are on the verge of their first detection, it is important to understand the main characteristics of the underlying merging system in order to predict the expected GW signal. Based on a large number of numerical-relativity simulations of merging neutron star binaries, the emitted GW and the interior structure of the generated hypermassive neutron stars (HMNS) have been analyzed in detail. This talk will focus on the internal and rotational HMNS properties and their connection with the emitted GW signal. Especially, the appearance of the hadon-quark phase transition and the formation of strange matter in the interior region of the HMNS and its conjunction with the spectral properties of the emitted GW will be addressed. arXiv:1611.07152

List of tracks Strangeness in astrophysics

Primary author

Dr Matthias Hanauske (Goethe University, Institute for Theoretical Physics / FIAS)


Prof. Luciano Rezzolla (Goethe University, Institute for Theoretical Physics) Prof. Horst Stöcker (Goethe University, FIAS, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung)

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