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Population properties of black holes and neutron stars: the emerging picture from gravitational-wave astronomy

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posted on 2023-02-28, 08:30 authored by SHANIKA ACHINI GALAUDAGE
Gravitational-wave astronomy provides a new perspective of the Universe, allowing us to 'listen' to some of the most violent events: collisions between black holes and neutron stars. We can extract the properties of these compact objects, such as their masses and spins, from the gravitational-wave signal. With over 90 of these events, we can ask questions about the overall properties of the population and investigate the lives of these binaries. In this thesis, I study the population properties of merging black holes and neutron stars to probe the formation and evolution of these systems.

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Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Eric Thrane

Additional supervisor 1

Ilya Mandel

Year of Award

2023

Department, School or Centre

Physics and Astronomy

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Science

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