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Science with gravitational wave detections

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  • UserChris Belczynski (Warsaw)
  • ClockThursday 08 November 2012, 14:00-15:00
  • HouseNuffield G13.

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I will discuss recent developments in understanding double compact objects: NS-NS, BH-NS, BH-BH mergers. In particular I will talk about evolution of massive binaries that are progenitors of double compact objects and describe NS/BH mass spectrum. These most promising gravitational radiation sources are subject of very active observational and theoretical investigations. I will present the most recent empirical and theoretical predictions for advanced LIGO /VIRGO detection rates and describe ‘my best bet’ for the first detection.

This talk is part of the Astrophysics Seminars series.

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