Résumé / Abstract Seminaire_GReCO

"General Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations of Binary Neutron Star Mergers"

Bruno Giacomazzo

I will present results of fully general relativistic magnetohydrodynamic (GRMHD) simulations of binary neutron star (BNS) mergers. BNSs are among the most powerful sources of gravitational waves (GWs) that will be detected in the next few years by ground-based detectors, such as advanced Virgo and LIGO. GWs emitted from BNSs will contain important information about the NS structure, such as the NS equation of state and magnetic fields. Moreover BNS can also emit strong electromagnetic (EM) emissions and in particular they are thought to be behind the central engine of short gamma-ray bursts (SGRBs). I will therefore discuss what we can learn from a detection of GWs from BNS mergers and the connection between BNS mergers and SGRB engines.

lundi 23 juin 2014 - 11:00
Salle des séminaires Évry Schatzman,
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris

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