Massive black holes along the cosmic history: formation, dynamics and gravitational waves

Following detection by advance LIGO, gravitational wave (GW) stocks are on the rise. The low frequency GW Universe is likely dominated by signals emitted by a cosmological population of massive black hole binaries (MBHBs). I will review several aspect of MBH astrophysics, including their formation, evolution, interaction with their environment and GW emission. I will then discuss prospect of GW detection with pulsar timing arrays and/or  future space based interferometers such as the laser interferometer space antenna (LISA).

Alberto Sesana
KIAA-PKU Auditorium
Chen Xian
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm