Dec 11 – 15, 2023
Tsung-Dao Lee Institute
Asia/Shanghai timezone

Applied Black Hole Dynamics: Transients from Galactic Nuclei

Dec 12, 2023, 9:30 AM


Plenary Talk Plenary Talk


Nicholas Stone (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)


Galactic nuclei are the densest stellar environments in the Universe, and their gravitational blenders produce frequent close encounters between combinations of stars and compact objects. These encounters, in turn, lead to a wide variety of transients. Some of these transients are electromagnetically luminous, such as tidal disruption events, quasi-periodic eruptions, and stellar collisions. Others are gravitational wave sources, such as extreme mass ratio inspirals or binary black hole mergers. I will review the different types of transients -- both electromagnetic and gravitational wave -- produced by stellar dynamics in galactic nuclei, with an emphasis on possible multimessenger signals.

Primary author

Nicholas Stone (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

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