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Séminaire Hautes Energies /
Seminar High Energy

« Multi-messenger signatures of binary neutron star mergers »

Nikhil Sarin
Department of Astrononomy, Stockholm University (Stockholm, Suède)

Two neutron stars merge somewhere in the Universe approximately every 10 to 100 seconds, creating violent explosions potentially observable in gravitational waves and across the electromagnetic spectrum. The observational signatures associated with a binary neutron star merger are intrinsically connected to the fate of the merger remnant. I will discuss the different observational signatures expected in binary neutron star mergers and what kilonovae and short gamma-ray burst observations tell us about the fate of other binary mergers. I will discuss how these observations can shed light onto fundamental questions, such as the behaviour of nuclear matter in supranuclear densities, the jet-launching mechanism of gamma-ray bursts and r-process nucleosynthesis. I will also look to the future, and discuss what we can learn by maximising the value of different messengers in the gravitational-wave multi-messenger era.
jeudi 31 mars 2022 - 14:00
Salle Entresol Daniel Chalonge
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
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