The promise of gravitational-wave astrophysics

Wed 27 February 2019 @12:00 PM, level 7, David Caro Building
Prof. Ilya Mandel Monash University

Email:  ilya.mandel[at]



The first detections of gravitational waves from compact-object mergers have opened up new opportunities and challenges in astrophysics. I will describe ongoing efforts to extract the astrophysical evolution of massive stellar binaries from observations of gravitational waves emitted during mergers of the stellar remnants.