Nagoya University: Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI)

Nagoya University


KMI Colloquium
"The Gravitational-wave astronomy: A new chapter in astronomy and astrophysics"
Masaru Shibata
(Kyoto University)
February 8, 2017 (Wed) 17:30-
KMI Science Symposia (ES635)

Advanced LIGO achieved the first direct detection of gravitational waves from binary black hole mergers in 2015. This announces the opening of gravitational-wave astronomy. In the first part of this talk, I will review this first discovery and its implication. Then, I will give my perspective for gravitational wave astronomy in near future focusing on the merger of binary neutron stars. I will also emphasize the crucial role of numerical relativity for the success of gravitational-wave astronomy.

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