Stellar contribution: NS mergers Pt. 2
- Thomas Rauscher (University of Basel & University of Hertfordshire)
Stefan Rosswog (The Oskar Klein Centre, Stockholm University)
Neutron star mergers had long been suspected to produce gravitational wave ”chirps”, gamma ray bursts and produce r-process elements. While overall convincing, all these conjectures were based on indirect arguments and none was proven directly. This changed on August 17, 2017: a gravitational wave signal from a merging neutron star binary was detected, closely followed by a short burst of...
Nobuya Nishimura (YITP, Kyoto University)
The r-process nucleosynthesis has been considered to occur in explosive astronomical phenomena relevant to neutron stars, e.g. core-collapse supernovae and mergers of compact-object (neutron stars/black holes) binaries. However, detailed quantitative properties in astrophysical models for the r-process are not completely understood yet. In this talk, I will show recent results of r-process...
64. Modeling of the electromagnetic counterpart of compact binary merger: ejecta, neutrinos and nucleosynthesis
Albino Perego (Milano Bicocca University & INFN)
Compact binary mergers (CBMs) are cosmic laboratory for fundamental physics. All four fundamental interactions play a key role in setting the properties of the observables associated with these powerful stellar collisions. Thus, they need to be taken into account to provide reliable multimessenger predictions. In this talk, I will focus on the role of neutrinos and weak interaction in setting...