May 16 – 18, 2018
US/Eastern timezone

Summer school: “Neutron star mergers for non-experts: GW170817 in the multi-messenger astronomy and FRIB eras” 

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Zoom Details for Summer school: “Neutron star mergers for non-experts: GW170817 in the multi-messenger astronomy and FRIB eras” 

Topic: FRIB TA Neutron star merger summer school - Day 3 (5/18/2018)
Time: May 18, 2018 8:00 AM America/Detroit

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Recently a neutron star merger was observed with gravitational waves and electromagnetically at frequencies from radio to gamma rays.   This single event GW170817 dramatically advances nuclear astrophysics and heralds an exciting new era in multi-messenger astronomy.  To allow a broader audience to better appreciate these developments, we will teach a summer school May 16-18, 2018 at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) in East Lansing, MI.  The school is intended for an inclusive audience of graduate students, post docs, and more senior researchers working in nuclear physics, astrophysics, astronomy and related areas.      


Brian Metzger (Columbia) Kilonovae

Charles Horowitz (Indiana) Neutron rich dense matter and the equation of state

David Radice (Princeton) Simulations of neutron star mergers

Katerina Chatziioanno (Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics) Gravitational wave observations of GW170817

Luke Roberts (MSU) R-process nucleosynthesis and weak interactions in mergers

Hendrik Schatz (MSU) Nuclear experiments for the r-process

Location and time: 

FRIB, East Lansing, MI, May 16-18, 2018.

The school is organized by the FRIB Theory Alliance . For selected participants we will provide partial support which may include lodging and meals. We will not provide support for transportation expenses.

To apply: Please complete an application form.
We acknowledge support from the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) and the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB).