Sep 23 – 26, 2019
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Europe/Warsaw timezone

Merger and mass ejection of neutron star binaries (tentative)

Sep 23, 2019, 12:15 PM
45m
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Maritime Academy, Wały Chrobrego 1-2, Szczecin, Poland
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Speaker

Masaru Shibata (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics at Potsdam)

Description

On August 17th, 2017, merger of binary neutron stars was observed
for the first time by gravitational-wave and electromagnetic telescopes.
Optical and infrared observations in particular agree broadly with
the prediction by numerical relativity. From this April, advanced
LIGO and VIRGO will start observation again and we expect
a few more observations of neutron-star mergers (including black hole-
neutron star merger). I will review our current understanding for neutron-star
mergers and related mass ejection that are obtained by numerical relativity
simulations and summarize predicted observational (optical and infrared)
features for next events. (Content could be changed if new events are observed.)

Primary author

Masaru Shibata (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics at Potsdam)

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