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Inspiral, kaboom and bling: New insights from the first multi-messenger observations of a neutron star merger.

Sanjay Reddy, INT / University of Washington
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
PAT C-421

​The detection of gravitational waves, gamma-rays and visible light from a neutron star merger at about 40 Mpc (130 Million light years) has been hailed as the beginning of a new era in astronomy and astrophysics. In my talk I will summarize, from a nuclear/particle physics perspective, what we have learnt from this first event and discuss its implications. I will outline the underlying nuclear and neutrino physics that play a role, and discuss its impact on observations.

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