Seminars and Colloquia

Characterization of black holes with gravitational waves

by Dr. Salvatore Vitale (LIGO MIT)

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 from to (Europe/Rome)
at aula 131
Description
The recent discovery of gravitational waves emitted by binary black
holes suggests these sources will be detected in large number in the
next few years. Detected signals can be used to characterize black
holes, and will yield direct estimation of their masses and spins.
In this talk I will report on the precision we can expect from advanced
ground-based detectors at characterizing black holes in binary systems.
I will also consider the proposed next generation of gravitational-wave
detectors, and show how they have the potential of detecting binary
black holes from large redshifts, and enable precise astrophysics and
cosmology.
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