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Anatomy of a merger

Nils Andersson

in Gravitational-Wave Astronomy: Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198568032
eISBN:
9780191878077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198568032.003.0021
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses the different stages of an inspiralling neutron star binary system, through the formation of a black hole and the possible emergence of a gamma-ray burst. Tidal effects and the ... More


LIGO/Virgo Listens to Neutron Stars

John W. Moffat

in The Shadow of the Black Hole

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190650728
eISBN:
9780197517383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190650728.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

On August 8, 2017, LIGO/Virgo detected the merging of two neutron stars 130 million light years away. Just 1.7 seconds later, the Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope received an optical signal—a short ... More


Cosmic fireworks

Nils Andersson

in Gravitational-Wave Astronomy: Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198568032
eISBN:
9780191878077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198568032.003.0020
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The simulation of matter in general relativity, be it for neutron star mergers or core collapse, is discussed. State-of-the-art simulations for the dynamical bar-mode instability and neutron star ... More


The Shadow of the Black Hole

John W. Moffat

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190650728
eISBN:
9780197517383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190650728.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The author visits one of the two Laser Interferometer Gravitational- Wave Observatory (LIGO) sites in the United States, at Hanford, Washington. This is where scientists are detecting gravitational ... More


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