18-22 September 2023
GSI Darmstadt, Germany
Europe/Berlin timezone

Extreme matter with gravitational wave observations

21 Sep 2023, 14:00
Main Lecture Hall (GSI Darmstadt, Germany)

Main Lecture Hall

GSI Darmstadt, Germany

Südbau (SB1), GSI Campus
Oral Astrophysical, multi-messenger observations Astrophysical, multi-messenger observations


Jocelyn Read (CSU Fullerton)


Gravitational-wave observatories have established a new field of transient astronomy. The most recent LIGO-Virgo-Kagra catalog, GWTC-3, identifies 90 merging binaries, which range from a double neutron star with a total mass of 2.7 at 40 Mpc (GW170817) to a double black hole with a total mass of 150 at 5.3 Gpc (GW190521). These observations have many potential implications for dense matter physics: revealing the remnants of supernovae in merging binary systems, constraining rates and astrophysical environments of heavy-element nucleosynthesis events, and illuminating the dense matter dynamics inside the mergers of neutron stars. Here, I will describe the imprint of dense matter physics and implications from existing observations, and outline prospects for the coming years including the science potential of proposed next-generation observatories like Cosmic Explorer and Einstein Telescope.

Primary author

Jocelyn Read (CSU Fullerton)

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