ITC Pizza Lunch Edo Berger (Harvard)

Date: 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 11:00am to 12:00pm

See also: Pizza Lunch, 2016-17

Location: 

Phillips

"The Electromagnetic Counterparts of Gravitational Wave Sources"

Abstract: The combined study of gravitational wave and electromagnetic signals from compact object mergers can provide unique insight that is not accessible through each technique alone.  I will review expected EM counterparts of compact object mergers, motivated both by existing observations of short gamma-ray bursts, as well as theoretical considerations.  I will also highlight the observational challenges of finding such counterparts in the large localization regions of gravitational wave sources