Zhong-Zhi Xianyu, Harvard University, "Gravitational Wave Signatures of Dynamically Formed Black Hole Binaries"
KICP seminar: March 22 @ 12 PM, ERC 401
Now that LIGO has revealed the existence of a large number of binary black holes, identifying their origin becomes an important challenge. For dynamically formed binaries which might reside in dense environments such as galactic centers or globular clusters, the binary orbits could possess observably large eccentricity at LIGO and future gravitational wave detectors.