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Circumbinary Accretion and Tertiary-Induced BH Mergers

Friday, March 6, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Cahill 370
Dong Lai, Professor, Department of Astronomy, Cornell University

I will discuss recent works on circumbinary disk accretion (onto binary stars or binary black holes), including short-term and long-term variabilities, angular momentum transfer, and the dynamics of inclined disks. Time permitting, I will also discuss recent works on tertiary-induced mergers of BH binaries, including signatures of spin-orbit misalignments.

Series: TAPIR Seminar Series
For more information, please phone x4280 or email joann@caltech.edu

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