The Lagrange Equilibrium Points in a Binary Black Hole System: Applications to Electromagnetic Signatures

11/22/2010 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Dr. Jeremy Schnittman
Speaker affiliation: 

We study the stability and evolution of the Lagrange points L_4 and
L_5 in a black hole (BH) binary system, including gravitational
radiation. We find that gas and stars can be shepherded in with the
BH system until the final moments before merger, providing the
fuel for a bright electromagnetic counterpart to a gravitational
wave signal. Other astrophysical signatures include the ejection of
hyper-velocity stars, gravitational collapse of globular clusters, and
the periodic shift of narrow emission lines in AGN.

Image icon cj_cont_mu032.jpg84.65 KB
Image icon little_JS.jpg27.67 KB
PDF icon seminar-flier.pdf408.16 KB
PDF icon Talk [pdf]2.63 MB

Home | Links | Credits | Search | Terms of Use | Disclaimer | My Account 

Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation, School of Mathematical Sciences,
Rochester Institute of Technology,
One Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, New York 14623, USA
Phone: (585) 475-7752
Fax: (585) 475-7340
Education - This is a contributing Drupal Theme
Design by WeebPal.