Dec 10, 2020

Ke Fang, UW Madison Physics Department

"Multi-messenger Astrophysics: Probing Compact Objects with Cosmic Particles"

The study of compact objects such as black holes and neutron stars is an important component of modern astrophysics. Recent detections of astrophysical neutrinos, gamma-rays, ultrahigh energy cosmic rays, and gravitational waves open up opportunities to study compact objects with multi-messengers. In this talk, we first review the latest progress in Astroparticle Physics, including some surprising puzzles revealed by new observations. We demonstrate that the key to Multi-messenger Astrophysics is to understand and establish the link between the messengers. We then illustrate how to reach this goal from both theoretical and observational perspectives. From the theoretical side, we show that high-energy particle propagation in the vicinity of compact objects may play an important role in connecting multi-wavelength observation and source physics. From the observational side, we investigate analysis frameworks aiming to exploit data across multiple wavelengths and messengers.

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Meeting ID: 885 1389 6776
Passcode: 713070

Event Details

Dec 10, 2020


Online Zoom meeting (see Abstract)

Tea at 3:30 pm Talk begins at 3:45 pm. See abstract for Zoom information

Speaker Host:
Ellen Zweibel

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