Seminario L. Rezzolla
dalle 15:00 alle 16:00
Persona di riferimento
Il girono 23 marzo presso l'aula C412, Luciano Rezzolla (Institute of Theoretical Physics, Frankfurt, Germany) terra' un seminario dal titolo:
The physics and astrophysics of merging neutron-star binaries
I will argue that if black holes represent one the most fascinating implications of Einstein's theory of gravity, neutron stars in binary system are arguably its richest laboratory, where gravity blends with astrophysics and particle physics. I will discuss the rapid recent progress made in modelling these systems and show how the in spiral and merger of a binary system of neutron stars is more than a strong source of gravitational waves. Indeed, while the gravitational signal can provide
tight constraints on the equation of state for matter at nuclear densities, the formation of a black-hole--torus system can explain much of the phenomenology of short gamma-ray bursts, while the the ejection of matter during the merger can shed light on the chemical enrichment of the universe.