Gravitational-wave emission and their multi-messenger signatures

Alessandra Buonanno , MPI Gravitationsphysik, Potsdam
The detection of gravitational waves has opened a new era of scientific discovery, as it permits a new kind of observation of the cosmos, quite different from electromagnetic and particle observations. In this talk I will review the gravitational-wave signals detected up to now by LIGO and Virgo, and discuss the theoretical groundwork that allows to identify and interpret those signals. I will also highlight how those new astronomical messengers are unveiling the properties of the most extreme astrophysical objects in the universe and probe fundamental physics.
Heidelberg Joint Astronomical Colloquium
6 Feb 2018, 16:15
Philosophenweg 12, großer Hörsaal

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