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Physics & Astronomy-Astronomy Seminar - Jeff Andrews, CIERA/Northwestern

Ttile: "It Takes Two to Tango: Modeling Binary Stellar Populations in the Gravitational Wave Era"

Thursday, May 19, 2022
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Wilder 115
Intended Audience(s): Public

Abstract:  With the discovery of dozens of merging black holes and neutron stars by gravitational wave observatories over the past five years, the study of the complexities of binary stellar evolution - including mass transfer, tides, and r-process nucleosynthesis - has taken on a new urgency. In this talk, I will describe the current status of modeling binary star populations as well as several critical shortcomings that my collaborators and I are working to systematically address. In particular, I will focus on how we are using modern statistical and machine learning methods using dedicated supercomputers to improve our physical models of binary star populations.

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Tressena Manning

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