Double Neutron Star Formation: A Population Synthesis Approach

Wed 14th Aug 2019 @14:15 PM, level 7, David Caro Building
Alejandro Vigna Gomez



Neutron stars have been associated with pulsars, X-ray binaries, Galactic double neutron stars, short gamma-ray bursts, gravitational waves and luminous red novae. In this talk, I will discuss the study of double neutron stars using the COMPAS population synthesis code. I will focus on the orbital properties of the Galactic double neutron star population. I will also discuss the mass transfer episodes leading to common-envelope events for this population, which have been associated to luminous red novae.