Neutron stars live interesting and mysterious lives: from the moment they
are created in core-collapse supernovae, to the moment some of them collapse
to black-holes. In this talk, I will cover some aspects of their lives. I
will discuss their birth in core-collapse supernovae, focusing on the key
role of hydrodynamic turbulence in triggering the explosion. Then, I will
talk about the ultimate fate of neutron stars born in close binaries. I will
discuss the gravitational-wave emission during their last orbits and in the
first milliseconds after merger. Finally, I will present results from recent
studies of the neutron-rich outflows launched during neutron star mergers
and discuss some of their implications for multimessenger astronomy and
galactic chemical evolution.
We plan to broadcast these talks using TeamSpeak. Use a sub-channel of
LIGO Lab called "LIGO Seminar", which is not password protected.
NOTE: These and all other scheduled LIGO seminars are listed on the LIGO
Laboratory seminar calendar
OR on LIGO Website: Click on LIGO CIT, under Calendars, see LIGO Seminar