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TAPIR Seminar

Friday, March 6, 2020
2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Cahill 370
Circumbinary Accretion and Tertiary-Induced BH Mergers
Dong Lai, Professor, Department of Astronomy, Cornell University,

I will discuss recent works on circumbinary disk accretion (onto binary stars or binary black holes), including short-term and long-term variabilities, angular momentum transfer, and the dynamics of inclined disks. Time permitting, I will also discuss recent works on tertiary-induced mergers of BH binaries, including signatures of spin-orbit misalignments.

For more information, please contact JoAnn Boyd by phone at x4280 or by email at [email protected].