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Beautiful binaries

Starts at:Wed 31 May 2017, 14:00
Speaker:Ilya MandelInstitut:University of Birmingham

Abstract:In this talk, I will discuss recent advances in probing stellar binaries at a variety of scales.
The first detections of gravitational waves from binary black hole mergers have opened up new opportunities and challenges in astrophysics. I will describe my group's efforts to extract the astrophysical evolution of massive stellar binaries from observations of gravitational waves emitted during mergers of stellar remnants.
Time permitting, I will also discuss the promise of double tidal disruptions of stellar binaries by massive black holes to explain some very intriguing observational signatures from galactic nuclei.

Room:Seminarraum 0.01
Contact: Anika Rast