[Seminar] "Multi-messenger Extended Emission from the compact remnant in GW170817" by Prof. Maurice van Putten

Date

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 15:00 to 16:00

Location

C016, Lab 1

Description

Quantum Gravity Unit (Neiman Unit) would like to invite you to a seminar by Prof. Maurice van Putten from Sejong University

Title: "Multi-messenger Extended Emission from the compact remnant in GW170817"

Abstract:
 The double neutron star merger GW170817 shows post-merger gravitational radiation during GRB170817A at a Gaussian equivalent level of confidence of 4.2ſ. We recently estimated its energy output Ԑ = (3.5±1)%MϾc2 by signal injection experiments, where c is the velocity of light. Ԑ gives calorimetric evidence for a Kerr black hole, formed by collapse of the hyper-massive neutron star produced in the immediate aftermath of this merger. Collapse to a black hole greatly increases the rotational energy EJ of its angular momentum J to a few tenths of a solar mass. EJ hereby accounts for Ԑ even at modest efficiencies in catalytic conversion through a non-axisymmetric thick torus. The associated multi-messenger output in ultra-relativistic outflows and sub-relativistic mass-ejecta is quantitatively consistent with observational constraints from the GRB-afterglow emission of GRB170817A and accompanying kilonova. [van Putten, Della Valle & Levinson, 2019, ApJ, 876, L2]

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