Scientists Meet Scientists – Wednesday Coffee Talk by Prof. Laura Fabbietti (Dense and Strange Hadronic Matter group) on a breakthrough in multi-messenger astronomy


Prof. Ernst Rank and the TUM-IAS team invite the scientists of TUM and their guests for coffee each Wednesday! Just come over to the TUM-IAS after lunch between 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. and have a coffee with us, meet other scientists and listen from time to time to a short talk (10-15 mins) on a recent major TUM publication or issue – aimed specifically at a non-expert audience.

On October 24, 2018, Prof. Laura Fabbietti (Dense and Strange Hadronic Matter group) will talk about the exciting event that for the first time ever, scientists have measured electromagnetic and gravitational signals generated by the collision of neutron stars. The findings will facilitate verification of theories on the exact progression of the merger – as well as the theoretical models on sizes, masses and matter properties of neutron stars (TUM press release).

Relevant Publications:
Antares, IceCube, Pierre Auger, LIGO Scientific and Virgo Collaborations: “Search for High-Energy Neutrinos from Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817 with Antares, IceCube and the Pierre Auger Observatory”, submitted to The Astrophysical Journal

S.J. Smartt et al.: “A kilonova as the electromagnetic counterpart to a gravitational wave source”, Nature, 16 October 2017, 16:00 CEST, DOI: 10.1038/nature24303

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