Searching for continuous gravitational waves from axion clouds around black holes

The recent gravitational-wave detections of binary mergers 
have opened a new and exciting window into observing the Universe. 
Persistent sources of gravitational waves must also exist; searches for 
continuous gravitational-wave signals generally look for signals from 
non-axisymmetric neutron stars, but are also suitable for continuous 
gravitational waves from axion annihilations in clouds around black 
holes. I will discuss the expected axion annihilations signal from an 
astrophysical standpoint, starting from the Galactic isolated black hole 
population.

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Event Type: 
Seminar
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Event Date: 
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 13:00 to 14:30
Location: 
Space Room
Room #: 
400