March 30, 2021 to April 1, 2021
Institut Henri Poincaré
Europe/Paris timezone

Catching black holes with tidal disruption events

Apr 1, 2021, 2:00 PM
PRÉDICTION ET SUIVI DES SIGNAUX MULTI-MESSAGER Contributed talks: Multi-messenger signals


martina toscani (Università degli studi di Milano)


Tidal disruption events (TDEs) take place when a star orbiting around a black hole (BH) is fully or partially disrupted by the black hole tides. This occurrence can be used as a way to reveal the presence of quiescent BHs through the Universe. With this talk, I will first describe general features of TDEs. Then, I will explore the possibility of detecting them via gravitational waves (GWs) with future space-based interferometers. Finally, I will illustrate how the GW background from these events could allow us to better constrain the elusive population of intermediate-mass BHs and to map their distribution up to redshift 3.

Primary author

martina toscani (Università degli studi di Milano)


Prof. Giuseppe Lodato (Università degli Studi di Milano) Prof. Elena Maria Rossi (Leiden Observatory)

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