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

Extreme Mass Ratio Inspirals: Formation, Dynamics and Astrophysical Applications

Dec 14, 2023, 1:40 PM
Hall # 10

Hall # 10

Invited/Solicited talk in mini-symposium GW Astrophysics


Huan Yang (Perimeter Institute & University of Guelph)


In this talk I will discuss one of the primary targets of space-borne gravitational wave detectors – the Extreme Mass Ratio Inspirals, which usually comprises a massive black hole and a stellar-mass companion. In recent years there are significant progress in terms of its formation channel, rate estimation and dynamics in astrophysical environments. I will review these new developments and then discuss the significance of detecting these sources with gravitational waves and possibly electromagnetic counterparts.

Primary author

Huan Yang (Perimeter Institute & University of Guelph)

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