LIGO-Virgo open public alerts give you a chance to listen in to the latest discoveries as they happen – in real time! For instance, you can follow astronomers getting closer to figuring out where the dividing line lies between neutron stars and black holes.
Have you ever wondered how you could build an atom out of a black hole and some bosons? Why of course you have!
Neutron star mergers are incredible events! Come hear Professor Daniel Kasen talk all about them on Monday, January 6th at 4:40 PM at #AAS235!
We’ve seen supernovae, but what’s a kilonova? Professor Brian Metzger will tell us all about these high energy events in his talk at #AAS235.
The ‘mass gap’ is a mass range bereft of any observed neutron stars or black holes. What can gravitational waves tell us about possible inhabitants of this terra incognita?
Gravitational waves have been used to measure the Hubble constant before, but the uncertainties were too large to provide competitive constraints. However, using lensed gravitational wave events could be a game-changer.