Sibling Rivalry in Massive Stars

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Type: General Meetings

Keywords: Neutron Star Binary Stars Black Holes

Held on: Aug 19, 2015 (Wed) at 07:30 PM to Aug 19, 2015 (Wed) at 09:00 PM

Speaker: Breanna Binder

Location: Physics/Astronomy Auditorium (PAA), Room A102, Seattle, Washington

Event Coordinator: Christopher Laurel

UW astronomy graduate and lecturer Breanna Binder will provide an overview of single star stellar evolution, and then discuss how massive stars in binary systems evolve differently from single stars. Some of these massive stellar binaries will form neutron star-neutron star or black hole-black hole binaries that are destined to eventually merge with one another. Dr. Binder will talk about what happens during these mergers and how we may be able to detect them in the very near future with gravitational wave observatories.

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