Stellar compact mergers as progenitors of short-gamma ray bursts

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Milton Ruiz Meneses (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Stellar Compact object mergers are not only important sources of gravitational waves but also central engines that power electromagnetic transients and r-processes, if matter is involved. I will review recent progress modeling the merger of black hole-neutron star and neutron stars binaries highlighting state-of-the-art general relativistic hydrodynamic simulations. In particular, I focus on the effort to establish these systems as viable progenitors of short-hard gamma ray bursts and understanding their role in triggering the r-process. We use the predictions of these numerical simulations to impose constraints on the nature of GW170817 and GW190814.


Zoom Meeting ID: 852 8915 0495

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Pedro Cunha

Video recording of the seminar can be found here