Dynamical Formation of Merging Compact Binaries


Lai, D. (2024). Dynamical Formation of Merging Compact Binaries. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/24010077


Lai, Dong. Dynamical Formation of Merging Compact Binaries. Perimeter Institute, Jan. 17, 2024, https://pirsa.org/24010077


          @misc{ pirsa_PIRSA:24010077,
            doi = {10.48660/24010077},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/24010077},
            author = {Lai, Dong},
            keywords = {Other},
            language = {en},
            title = {Dynamical Formation of Merging Compact Binaries},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2024},
            month = {jan},
            note = {PIRSA:24010077 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Dong Lai Cornell University

Talk Type Scientific Series


The recent breakthrough in the detection of gravitational waves (GWs) from merging black hole (BH) and neutron star (NS) binaries by advanced LIGO/Virgo has generated renewed interest in understanding the formation mechanisms of merging compact binaries, from the evolution of massive stellar binaries and triples in the galactic fields, dynamical interactions in dense star clusters to binary mergers in AGN disks. I will review different aspects of the dynamical formation channels, and discuss how observations of spin-orbit misalignments, eccentricities, masses and mass ratios in a sample of merging binaries by aLIGO can constrain these formation channels. The important roles of space-borne gravitational wave detectors will also be discussed.


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