NRAO Colloquium

Date: Fri. 17 Apr, 2015 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Duration: 1 Hour
Location: NRAO

Dr. Samaya Nissanke of Radboud University is the guest speaker for this week's NM-NRAO Colloquium. She will present "Follow the Chirp: Seeing and Listening to the Transient Universe." The mergers of binary compact objects (black holes, neutron stars, white dwarfs) are amongst some of the most violent events in the Universe. These cosmic laboratories present us now with both a challenge and an opportunity. Nissanke will review the most recent advances in this blossoming field of electromagnetic + gravitational wave (EM+GW) astronomy. She will then outline the main challenges that lie ahead for this new field in pinpointing the sky location of and characterizing neutron star mergers using GW detectors and optical and radio wide-field synoptic surveys. 11 a.m. in the auditorium of the Domenici Science Operations Center (NRAO).

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