Lessons from the first neutron star merger

Seminar
QUEST Center event
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Speaker
Ehud Nakar, Tel Aviv University
Date
05/04/2021 - 15:00 - 13:30Add to Calendar 2021-04-05 13:30:00 2021-04-05 15:00:00 Lessons from the first neutron star merger Link to recording of the talk ABSTRACT: The first gravitational wave detection of a neutron star merger, GW170817, opened the era of multi-messenger gravitational wave-electromagnetic (GW-EM) astrophysics. It is a special event in many levels and its follow-up campaign is probably the largest coordinated observational effort in astrophysics dedicated to a single event. It offers an unprecedented data set, and although it is only a single event, it provides remarkable insights about fundamental physics and astrophysics and revolutionizes our knowledge on neutron star mergers. In my talk, I will give an overview of the main lessons from this event.   Udi (Ehud) Nakar is a Professor of Astrophysics in Tel Aviv University since 2009. His main field of interest is high-energy astrophysics and in particular the physical processes that are active in sources of high energy radiation, cosmic-rays, neutrinos and gravitational waves. His studies combine high-performance computing numerical simulations and analytic work. He received, among other, the IPS prize for young scientists and the ERC starting grant. Ehud is a member of the Israel Young Academy. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8866328706 המחלקה לפיזיקה physics.dept@mail.biu.ac.il Asia/Jerusalem public
Place
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8866328706
Abstract

Link to recording of the talk

ABSTRACT:

The first gravitational wave detection of a neutron star merger, GW170817, opened the era of multi-messenger gravitational wave-electromagnetic (GW-EM) astrophysics. It is a special event in many levels and its follow-up campaign is probably the largest coordinated observational effort in astrophysics dedicated to a single event. It offers an unprecedented data set, and although it is only a single event, it provides remarkable insights about fundamental physics and astrophysics and revolutionizes our knowledge on neutron star mergers. In my talk, I will give an overview of the main lessons from this event.

 

Udi (Ehud) Nakar is a Professor of Astrophysics in Tel Aviv University since 2009. His main field of interest is high-energy astrophysics and in particular the physical processes that are active in sources of high energy radiation, cosmic-rays, neutrinos and gravitational waves. His studies combine high-performance computing numerical simulations and analytic work. He received, among other, the IPS prize for young scientists and the ERC starting grant. Ehud is a member of the Israel Young Academy.

תאריך עדכון אחרון : 05/04/2021