ITC Colloquia

Upcoming ITC Colloquia

2019 Oct 24

ITC Colloquium - Michela Mapelli (INAF Padova)

11:00am to 12:00pm



Black hole demography in the era of gravitational-wave astronomy


The era of gravitational-wave astronomy has just begun and the formation channels of binary black holes (BBHs) are one of its most debated questions. In my talk, I will discuss what we learned and what we still do not understand about the formation of black holes from the collapse of massive stars, focusing on the impact of pair instability and stellar rotation. Based on novel population-synthesis calculations, I will show that massive binary stars can evolve into BBHs with total mass up to ~130...

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