ITC Special Seminars

Upcoming ITC Special Seminars

2017 Aug 24

ITC Special Seminar: Bing Zhang (UNLV)

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Pratt

"Charged compact star mergers, fast radio bursts, and relativistic astronomy"

Abstract: I will discuss three topics. First, I will discuss the effect of the charge of a compact object in binary compact star mergers (BH-BH, NS-BH & NS-NS) and argue that a likely outcome is a short duration electromagnetic counterpart (with slight delay) coinciding with the gravitational wave chirp signal, either in the form of a short GRB if the charge is large enough, or more likely in the form of a fast radio burst (FRB). Next, I will provide some personal views on the origin of

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