Wednesday December 5, 2018 4:00 pm

The effect of supernova mechanisms on gravitational-wave sources

Double neutron stars (DNSs) have been observed as Galactic radio pulsars, and the discovery of gravitational waves from the DNS merger GW170817 adds to the known DNS population. I do population synthesis of double compact objects using the COMPAS suite. I analyze the effect of different supernova mechanisms on the distribution of orbital parameters of DNSs. In addition, I show the binary neutron star and binary black hole chirp mass distributions as observed by LIGO.


  • Alejandro Vigna-Gómez, Universitiy of Birmingham, UK

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