ITC Pizza Lunch Scott Hughes (MIT)

Date: 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 11:00am to 12:00pm

See also: Pizza Lunch, 2016-17

Location: 

Phillips

 

Gravitational waves from binary systems
 
Abstract: I will review the basic physics of gravitational wave emission from binary systems, describing how the characteristics of a binary get imprinted on its gravitational waves, and thus how measuring these waves teaches us about the binary.  I will describe briefly the techniques which are used to model binary systems, providing an introduction to active research programs in binary gravitational-wave source modeling.