University of Cambridge > Talks.cam > Wednesday HEP-GR Colloquium > Hunting for the Elusive Waves Created by Black Holes and Neutron Stars

Hunting for the Elusive Waves Created by Black Holes and Neutron Stars

Add to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Mahdi Godazgar.

In the next four years ground-based interferometers, such as advanced LIGO and Virgo, are likely to provide the first direct detections of gravitational waves. This will constitute a major scientific discovery, as it will permit a new kind of observation of the cosmos, quite different from today’s electromagnetic and particle observations. In this talk I will review the current effort at developing accurate waveform models, so that we can take full advantage of the discovery potential of the detectors, and discuss which astrophysical and fundamental physics information we can extract from gravitational waves emitted by coalescing binary systems composed of black holes and/or neutron stars.

This talk is part of the Wednesday HEP-GR Colloquium series.

Tell a friend about this talk:

This talk is included in these lists:

Note that ex-directory lists are not shown.

 

© 2006-2020 Talks.cam, University of Cambridge. Contact Us | Help and Documentation | Privacy and Publicity