Summer school: Neutron star mergers for non-experts


Event Location
East Lansing, MI

Event Hosted By

Event Contact

Horowitz, Charles

Recently a neutron star merger was observed with gravitational waves and electromagnetically at frequencies from radio to gamma rays.   This single event GW170817 dramatically advances nuclear astrophysics and heralds an exciting new era in multi-messenger astronomy.  To allow a broader audience to better appreciate these developments, we will teach a summer school May 16-18, 2018 at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) in East Lansing, MI.  The school is intended for an inclusive audience of graduate students, post docs, and more senior researchers working in nuclear physics, astrophysics, astronomy and related areas.


Brian Metzger (Columbia) Kilonovae

Charles Horowitz (Indiana) Neutron rich dense matter and the equation of state

David Radice (Princeton) Simulations of neutron star mergers

Katerina Chatziioanno (Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics) Gravitational wave observations of GW170817

Luke Roberts (MSU) R-process nucleosynthesis and weak interactions in mergers

Hendrik Schatz (MSU) Nuclear experiments for the r-process