Freire Paulo (Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy)
25. Measuring neutron star tidal deformability with Advanced LIGO: a Bayesian analysis of neutron star - black hole binary observations
Michael Pürrer (AEI)
The pioneering discovery of gravitational waves (GW) by Advanced LIGO has ushered us into an era of observational GW astrophysics. Compact binaries remain the primary target sources for GW observation, of which neutron star - black hole (NSBH) binaries form an important subset. GWs from NSBH sources carry signatures of the tidal distortion of the neutron star by its companion black hole...
M. Wolfgang Kastaun (AEI Hannover)
I will present results from numerical simulations of binary neutron star mergers with emphasis on the structure of the merger remnants during the phase shortly after merger, when the GW signal might still be detectable before the amplitude becomes too small. The fluid flow and radial mass distribution determined numerically has implications regarding the question which physical effects are...
Mme Serena Vinciguerra (University of Birmingham)
Coalescences of compact binaries play a fundamental role in astronomy. They are not only considered the most promising sources of gravitational waves for ground-based detectors such as LIGO and Virgo, but also the central engine of short gamma ray bursts (SGRBs). In the last decade, multi-wavelength observations of SGRBs and their afterglow showed a variety of unexpected features, posing...
53. Results and Prospects of the Search for Gravitational Waves from Neutron Star Binaries and Neutron Star-Black Hole Binaries
M. Steven Reyes (Syracuse University / LIGO)
The first observing run of the Advanced LIGO detectors took place from September 12, 2015 to January 19, 2016. In addition to binary black hole mergers, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration's searches for compact-object binaries also targets binary neutron stars and neutron star-black hole binaries. In this talk, I will give an overview of the results of the search for binary neutron star and...