Still observing light from the binary neutron star merger first detected in 2017 (A….
Tuesday 8 March 2022
University of Athens, Department of Physics
The first and only binary neutron star merger detected both in gravitational waves and electromagnetic radiation launched an outstanding international effort to bring as much information as possible through a network of more than 70 ground based and space telescopes. More than 16 hundred days after the detection of the merger, and still, we are observing light from a once relativistic jet, decelerating into the inter stellar medium. This extraordinary event made huge impact on several areas of research, from nuclear physics, extreme high energy astrophysics, gravitational physics to Cosmology. We will review the basic results in these areas and highlight our efforts on these topics.
Talk presented at the Research Center for Astronomy and Applied Mathematics of the Academy of Athens