Events

We run a regular programme of seminars for staff and students.

Speaker Seminar Details

Prof. Stefan Hild (University of Glasgow)

(Astronomy Seminar) TBD

TBD

28 February 2018 (14:00)
Queens Buildings N/3.28

Dr. Michela Mapelli (University of Innsbruck and Italian National Institute for Astrophysics)

(Astronomy Seminar) Black hole demography in the era of gravitational-wave astronomy

On September 14 2015, the LIGO interferometers captured a gravitational wave (GW) signal from two merging black holes (BHs), opening the era of GW astrophysics. Five BH mergers have been reported so far, three of them involving massive BHs (>30 solar masses). According to stellar evolution models, such massive BHs can originate from massive relatively metal-poor stars. Understanding the formation of binary BH systems (BHBs) is a major challenge for astrophysics: it involves a plethora of dynamical and stellar-evolution processes, which can be studied only via advanced numerical codes. In this talk, I will discuss the main formation pathways of merging BHs with particular attention to the main open questions and to the next frontiers of population synthesis and dynamical models.

7 March 2018 (15:00)
Queens Buildings N/3.28

Dr. Antonio Chrysostomou (SKA Organization)

(Colloquium) TBD

TBD

14 March 2018 (15:00)
Queens Buildings N/3.28

Dr. Leslie Hunt (INAF - Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory, Florence)

(Astronomy Seminar) TBD

21 March 2018 (14:00)
Queens Buildings N/3.28