Astrophysics II - Topics in Gravitational Waves and General Relativity - Physics 8012

Spring 2018

Instructor: Lam Hui

Teaching Assistant: Xinyu Li

The syllabus.

Presentation topics:

1. Detection of GW - selection effects

2. Detection of GW - quantum technology (Doga Veske)

3. Gravitational memory (Guanhao Sun)

4. Binary inspiral - perturbation theory (Michael Landry)

5. Binary inspiral - numerical GR

6. Binary inspiral - neutron stars

7. Quasinormal modes (Michael Landry)

8. Neutron star collision (Dhruiv Desai)

9. Neutron star collision - aftermath (Deivid Ribeiro)

10. Chandrasekhar-Friedman-Schutz instability (Noah Miller)

11. QCD and neutron star structure

12. Binary pulsars

13. Pulsar timing array (Tomar Yavetz)

14. Signatures of scalar tensor theories and massive gravity (Roman Berens)

15. Supernova as GW source

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