Tal Alexander Meeting 2019 in Alájar, Andalusia, Spain from Aug 25 – Sep 4 2019.
Gravitational Waves From The Capture of Compact Objects And Observations Of The Galactic Centre
Topics: Astrophysics, General Relativity and observational astronomy of the galactic centre from/for/aiming at understanding the capture of compact objects by massive black holes.
The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) will look for GW signals in the low-frequency band (0.1 mHz – 1 Hz). We will focus on the capture of small compact objects by supermassive black holes, and on observations of our Galactic Centre, a proxy in a sense. Considering the possible existence of intermediate-mass black holes, an additional source of gravitational waves for LISA will the inspiral of stellar-mass compact objects into an IMBH or the inspiral of an IMBH into a MBH. These sources, again due to the mass ratio of the binaries, are known as an intermediate-mass ratio inspirals (IMRIs).
Please find here further information on the conference's website: http://astro-gr.org/tal-alexander-meeting-2019/