Exploring the phenomenology of black hole horizons using multi-modal gravitational wave observations

At the event horizon of a black hole, gravity reaches its most extreme behaviour. Studying the dynamics of event horizons is key to understand gravity in is ultra-strong field regime and investigate the most fundamental properties of black holes. Black hole collisions provide a unique scenario to observe event horizons in a highly distorted and violently changing regime, which leads to a vast collection of phenomena that has not yet been detected by Advanced LIGO and Virgo. In this talk I will discuss the imprint that these phenomena leave in the gravitational-wave emission of black hole collisions and what it can teach us about the properties of black hole horizons.

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Event Type: 
Seminar
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Event Date: 
Jeudi, Mars 14, 2019 - 13:00 to 14:30
Location: 
Space Room
Room #: 
400