Gravitational Wave Observations of Black Hole and Neutron Star Mergers

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Prof. Stephen Fairhurst (Cardiff University)

Following the first observation of gravitational waves from merging black holes in 2015, we have now observed gravitational wave signals from over 50 binary mergers.  In this talk, I will review the most recent observations from the first half of the third LIGO and Virgo observing run.  I will highlight some of the most novel events and will discuss the impacts of these observations on the astrophysics of black holes and neutron stars.  Finally, I will present results of tests of general relativity using the observed signals from these events.


Zoom Meeting ID: 852 8915 0495

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