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Caltech/JPL Association for Gravitational-Wave Research Seminar

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Gravitational and Electromagnetic Signatures from the Tidal Disruption of Stars
Roland Haas, Tapir, Caltech,
The inspiral and disruption of stars by black holes has been a subject of intense study for many years. The systems of interest are many, from the extreme mass-ratio case of a solar mass star disrupted by a supermassive black hole, to the disruption of white dwarfs by intermediate mass black holes, to the inspiral of a neutron star into a comparable-mass black hole. I will focus on the disruption of a white dwarf by a intermediate mass black hole, which results in the emission of gravitational waves and possibly of X-ray radiation from the remnant accretion disk around the black hole.
For more information, please contact Michele Vallisneri by phone at (818) 393-7634 or by email at [email protected].