Abstract

We discuss how we can use numerical-relativity simulations to derive gravitational-wave and electromagnetic models describing the binary  neutron star coalescence. We show how these models can be used within a multi-messenger framework to derive new constraints on the neutron-star equation of state and the Hubble constant. For this purpose, we analyze the gravitational wave signal GW170817 and its electromagnetic counterparts AT2017gfo and GRB170817A, together with X-ray observations by NICER, radio observations of massive pulsars, and nuclear theory computations. Similarly, we also discuss that a non-detection of a kilonova for the second binary neutron-star merger detection GW190425 placed constraints on the properties of the system.

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Talk Number 21050025
Speaker Profile Tim Dietrich
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Perimeter Institute Recorded Seminar Archive