Chennai Mathematical Institute


3.30 pm, Seminar Hall
Tale of binary neutron star merger

K.G. Arun
Chennai Mathematical Institute.


In this talk, will explain the reason for the excitement related to the recent detection of a binary neutron star merger by LIGO and Virgo detectors and the consequent follow up using several conventional telescopes . This joint set of observations led to many ground-breaking results in astrophysics, fundamental physics and cosmology, which I will explain (at an undergrad level).