Gravitational waves and the physics of compact objects: from gamma-ray bursts to I-Love-Q
September 5, 2014 - 10:00am
Boggs 1-90 (CRA Visualization Lab)
Coalescing binaries are among the most promising sources of gravitational waves for the advanced generation of ground based interferometers. Moreover they have been suggested as a possible progenitors of short gamma-ray bursts. The gravitational signal emitted in the late inspiral of such systems encodes the deformability properties of the neutron star, which depend on the behavior of matter in the stellar interior.
In this talk I will discuss how the detection of this signal can be used to extract information on the neutron star equation of state, and on the physics of the surrounding environment.