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Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Mississippi

Events

Event Information:

  • Tue
    18
    Feb
    2020

    Colloquium: Gravitational-wave Observations from Quarks to the Universe

    4:00 pmLewis Hall 101

    Hsin-Yu Chen
    Black Hole Initiative
    Harvard University

    Gravitational-wave Observations from Quarks to the Universe

    Advanced LIGO-Virgo have detected tens of stellar mass compact binary mergers, including binary black holes, binary neutron stars, and potentially neutron star-black hole mergers. These binary-merger detections carried plenty of information about the binaries and the Universe. In this talk I will focus on a few topics we learned from the gravitational-wave detections: the electromagnetic counterparts of binary mergers, the neutron star equation-of-state, and the expansion rate of the Universe. I will first summarize current status of the field and the future projections. I will then discuss future plans to expand and improve the study.