Physics at Virginia

"Astrophysical Lessons from LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA's Black Holes"

Maya Fishbach , University of Toronto
[Host: Kent Yagi]

The LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA Collaboration has observed over 70 gravitational-wave sources to date, including mergers between black holes, neutron stars, and mixed neutron star—black holes. Focusing on the black hole mergers, I will describe some recent lessons into how, when, and where black holes are made. These questions are connected to several astrophysical puzzles, including the deaths of massive stars, the growth of black holes across cosmic time, high-redshift star formation, and properties of globular clusters.

Gravity Seminar
Monday, April 10, 2023
1:30 PM
, Room Zoom
Note special room.


Meeting ID: 867 6427 7969

Passcode: 906268

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