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Chen Sun (Brown) – Particle Phenomenology in the Era of Gravitational Wave Astronomy
McDonald Institute Seminar Series
Location: Rm 501 Stirling Hall, Queen's University, Kingston ON
Date: October 4, 2018
Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
After the detection of black hole and neutron star binary mergers at LIGO/Virgo, gravitational wave becomes a new observational channel that we didn’t have access to years ago. It is an interesting question to ask what kind of new physics this channel can probe. To answer this question, one needs to fill the gap between the scales of the astrophysical processes and the fundamental structures. In this talk, I will demonstrate a few ways of extracting particle physics information directly from binary merger events of neutron stars and boson stars, and using this information to constrain well motivated dark sectors, such as dark gauge boson and axion like particles. An outline of future directions will also be discussed.