Singing and dancing with black holes

PIRSA ID: 23120052
Series: Strong Gravity
Event Type: Seminar
Scientific Area(s):
Strong Gravity
End date:
  • Vishal Baibhav, Johns Hopkins University - Department of Physics &amp
  • Astronomy

Gravitational waves have uncovered a treasure trove of nearly 90 merging black holes and neutron stars, each with its own unique story to tell. In the first part of the talk, our focus will center on black hole spins, seeking to decipher the secrets hidden within, including their origins, hometowns, and the forces driving their mergers. We will challenge the belief that isolated binary black holes should have spins aligned with orbital angular momentum. We will explore the mechanisms influencing these spins, from their origins to the forces driving their mergers.


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