Astrophysical Lessons from LIGO-Virgo's Black Holes


Fishbach, M. (2022). Astrophysical Lessons from LIGO-Virgo's Black Holes. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/22030107


Fishbach, Maya. Astrophysical Lessons from LIGO-Virgo's Black Holes. Perimeter Institute, Mar. 21, 2022, https://pirsa.org/22030107


          @misc{ pirsa_PIRSA:22030107,
            doi = {10.48660/22030107},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/22030107},
            author = {Fishbach, Maya},
            keywords = {Other},
            language = {en},
            title = {Astrophysical Lessons from LIGO-Virgo{\textquoteright}s Black Holes},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2022},
            month = {mar},
            note = {PIRSA:22030107 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Maya Fishbach Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA)

Talk Type Scientific Series


LIGO and Virgo have observed over 80 gravitational-wave sources to date, including mergers between black holes, neutron stars, and mixed neutron star- black holes. The origin of these merging neutron stars and black holes -- the most extreme objects in our Universe -- remains a mystery, with implications for stars, galaxies and cosmology. I will review the latest LIGO-Virgo discoveries and discuss some recent astrophysical lessons, including mass gaps, black hole evolution with cosmic time, and implications for cosmology. While the latest gravitational-wave observations have answered a number of longstanding questions, they have also unlocked new puzzles. I will conclude by discussing what we can expect to learn from future gravitational-wave and multi-messenger discoveries.

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