Recent observational successes are providing a new impetus to the study of binaries containing stellar-mass black holes. I will start with a review of the current understanding massive binary evolution leading to the formation of black-hole binaries. I will then focus on a few outstanding issues in interpreting both gravitational-wave and X-ray observations and propose pathways to improving our understanding of some challenging aspects binary evolution.
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Meeting ID: 858 1199 4621
The colloquium is held in Feynman Lecture Hall, 201 E. Bridge.
In person is open to those with a valid Caltech ID.