Neutron Stars and Gravitational Waves

MON, MAR 8, 2021 (34:53)

The detection in 2017 of gravitational waves created by the collision of two neutron stars was a major breakthrough for astronomers. In this talk Dr. Berger discusses the confirmation of Einstein’s predicted gravitational waves; new insights about the structure of neutron stars; and the means to determine the accuracy of Hubble’s Constant.

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+ BIO: Edo Berger, Ph.D.

Edo Berger is a Professor of Astronomy at Harvard University and Distinguished Visiting Research Chair at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

He researches a wide range of explosive astrophysical phenomena, including compact object mergers, gamma-ray bursts, tidal disruption events, superluminous supernovae, and other optical transients, as well as magnetic activity in sub-stellar objects (brown dwarfs and exoplanets).

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