ICCUB Seminar

Astronomy in the Age of Gravitational Wave Astronomy

By Steve Eickenberry (University of Florida)   

Monday 10 Dec 2018 , 12:00:00

Place: Seminari DAM
E-mail: secretariacientifica@icc.ub.edu

The last 18 months have ushered in a new era of multi-messenger
astrophysics, with the gravitational wave and electromagnetic
observations of a binary neutron star merger. I will present a brief
review of these observations, and the discoveries they enabled. As
LIGO/Virgo are about to enter the "O3" operating period, we expect a
wide range of EM opportunities for followup, and even for simultaneous
sub-threshold searches. I will discuss some of the key opportunities
here, and possibilities for involvement - ranging from the study of
kilonova explosions, to the environments and origins of gravitational
wave sources, to fundamental cosmology.