Double SMBHs and Double TDEs

The evolution of main-sequence binaries resided in the galactic centre is influenced a lot by the central supermassive black hole (SMBH). Due to this perturbation, the stars in a dense environment are likely to experience mergers or collisions through secular or non-secular interactions. In this talk, I will discuss our recent study on the dynamics of the stellar binaries at galactic centre, perturbed by another distant SMBH. It is found that the event rate of the stellar tidal disruptions for a close SMBH binary is enhanced significantly than the one without the external SMBH.

Yefei Yuan (USTC)
Speaker Introduction: 

Prof. Ye-Fei Yuan
Department of Astronomy
University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)
Hefei, Anhui 230026

Research interests:
Relativistic astrophysics, focusing on compact objects (neutron stars, black holes and white dwarfs), and nuclear astrophysics (physics of dense nuclear matter, high energy neutrinos)

June, 1999: Ph. D. in astrophysics
Thesis: Radiation mechanisms and the interior structure of neutron stars in strong magnetic fields (Supervisor: Prof. J.L. Zhang)

Sep., 1993–Jan., 1999: Center for Astrophysics, USTC, Hefei, Ph.D. candidate

Jun. 2006 - Dec. 2014: Department chair

Dec. 2005– Professor, Center for Astrophysics, USTC

Nov. 2002–Aug. 2003: Visiting Scientist, Department of Astronomy, Harvard

Jan. 2001– Dec. 2005: Associate Professor, Center for Astrophysics, USTC

Jan. 1999–Jan. 2001: Lecturer, Center for Astrophysics, USTC

Director of Space Astronomy and High-Energy Astrophysics Committee, Chinese Astronomical Society
Member of International Astronomical Union

KIAA-PKU Auditorium
Xian Chen
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 4:00pm