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Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Mississippi


Event Information:

  • Tue

    Colloquium: The Secret Lives of Black Holes

    4:00 pmZoom Meeting. See Below.

    Christopher Berry
    Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics
    Northwestern University

    The Secret Lives of Black Holes

    Gravitational-wave astronomy provides a unique insight into the lives of black holes. Since the beginning of the advanced-detector era in September 2015, we have observed gravitational waves from over 40 binary black hole systems. From the measured gravitational-wave signal we can infer the properties of their source systems, and uncover new insights into their formation. There are currently many mysteries around how massive stars evolve and binaries form in order to create the population of binary black holes. I will explain how we can use the growing catalogue of gravitational-wave observations to unravel these mysteries and review our discoveries to date.


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    Meeting ID: 919 282 27187