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"Compact object astrophysics and gravitational wave astronomy"

Richard O'Shaughnessy, RIT

Advanced LIGO and Virgo have begun to regularly discover the gravitational wave signal from coalescing compact binaries -- binaries composed of black holes or neutron stars.    In this talk, I describe what we know about how these objects form;  what we're beginning to learn from gravitational wave observations  about astrophysics like the lives and deaths of massive stars;  and what we expect to learn in the next several years with gravitational waves and other messengers.

For program, contact:  
Dr. Heather Watson – watsonh@union.edu
Dr. Nelia Mann – mannn@union.edu
Dr. Samuel Amanuel – amanuels@union.edu
Ms. Lynnette Stec – stecl@union.edu
Phone: 518-388-6254
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Department of Physics & Astronomy, Union College, Schenectady, NY 12308