1 March 2021 to 9 April 2021
Institut Henri Poincaré
Europe/Paris timezone

Gravitational waves from tidal disruption events

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Amphitheater Darboux (Institut Henri Poincaré)

Amphitheater Darboux

Institut Henri Poincaré

11, Rue Pierre et Marie Curie 75005 Paris


If a star gets too close from a black hole (BH), the former can be disrupted by the tidal forces of the latter, resulting in a luminous event known as a tidal disruption event (TDE). Furthermore, the extreme nature of the system also results in the emission of gravitational waves, which carry additional informations about the properties of the BH and the star. As such, TDEs potentially allow observations of BHs and stars both in the electromagnetic and gravitational spectrum. However, not all TDEs may be detectable, and in order to better prepare future gravitational and electromagnetic missions, we need to understand what will be the properties of these observable events as well as their rates. I will first introduce the framework to address these questions and will present the results for the particular case of LISA.

Primary author


martina toscani (Università degli studi di Milano) Mr Thomas Hong Tsun Wong Dr Jane Lixin Dai Prof. Giuseppe Lodato Elena Maria Rossi (LeidenObservatory)

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