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McKelvey School of Engineering

Neutron Star Merger Dynamics

Thursday, September 16 | 3:00 PM

Virtual Event

What is the nature of neutron stars? Where are r-process elements formed in the Universe? Multimessenger observations of neutron star mergers might provide us with the key to answer these and other important open questions in theoretical astrophysics. However, multimessenger astronomy also poses new challenges to the theorists who need to develop models for the joint interpretation of all data channels. In this talk, I will review our current theoretical understanding of how neutron star mergers proceed and of how the dynamics imprint in their multimessenger emissions. I will present recent simulation results and their implications. Finally, I will discuss future challenges and prospective for this field.

Zoom link available upon request at physics@wustl.edu.
Post-docs and students' Q&A with the speaker starts at 2:15 pm. Contact Garrett King for the Q&A Zoom link.

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Speaker Information
David Radice (Hosted by Haber) from Pennsylvania State University will be presenting the seminar, "Neutron Star Merger Dynamics"
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