21-23 December 2016
University of Perugia, Dipartimento di Fisica e Geologia
Europe/Rome timezone

Black hole mergers and gravitational waves

22 Dec 2016, 09:00
2h
Aula C, second floor (University of Perugia, Dipartimento di Fisica e Geologia)

Aula C, second floor

University of Perugia, Dipartimento di Fisica e Geologia

via A. Pascoli, Perugia

Speakers

Paolo Pani (Rome Sapienza) Sebastiano Bernuzzi (P)

Description

The broad scope of these lectures is to introduce the basic elements which are necessary to understand the GW signals from a BH binary merger recently-observed by LIGO, and to provide the basis of some state-of-the-art applications in this rapidly-growing field. Content i) A GW physics primer. ii) Introduction to the post-Newtonian formalism. The case of circular inspiral. iii) Black-hole perturbations and quasinormal modes (QNMs) iv) GWs from a radial plunge of a test particle into a black hole: QNM ringing v) Black-hole spectroscopy: tests of gravity and of near-horizon physics vi) Numerical Relativity and Effective-One-Body (EOB) approach

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