Observation of gravitational waves from two neutron star-black hole coalescences

Wednesday 07 Jul 2021 @ 12:00 p.m., David Caro building, Level 2, Hercus Theatre (+Zoom)
Dr Rory Smith, Monash University; Email: Rory.Smith[at]monash.edu


In January 2020, the LIGO and Virgo observatories twice detected gravitational waves from the inspiral and merger of neutron stars with black holes. In this talk, I will describe the detection and characterization of this observation of a new source of gravitational waves, which also represents the first observation of neutron star-black hole binaries.