Ort / Place
Physik Campus Riedberg, Max-von-Laue-Str. 1, 60438 Frankfurt
Großer Hörsaal, Raum 0.111

Zeit / Time
Mittwochs / Wednesday , 16.00 Uhr c.t.


Prof. Dr. Anna Watts
University of Amsterdam

Neutron stars in the spotlight



Dr. Oleksandr Tsyplyatyev
Institut für Theoretische Physik, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

Interacting electrons in one dimension beyond the low energy limit


Prof. Dr. John W. Harris
Yale University, USA

A Confluence of Ideas and Experiments and the Pioneering Role of Professor Reinhard Stock


Prof. Dr. Almudena Arcones
TU Darmstadt,Institut für Kernphysik (Theory Center)

Are heavy r-process elements produced only in neutron star mergers ?

Wegen erkrankung der Referentin fällt das Koloquium heute leider aus


Prof. Dr. Harald Pfeiffer
MPI für Gravitationsphysik (Albert-Einstein-Institut), Potsdam

Black holes, gravitational waves and supercomputers

Black holes are among the most bizarre objects in nature - consisting solely of vacuum, they change causality by warping space and time. The gravitational wave observations by LIGO, Virgo and GEO have opened a new means to observe pairs of two black holes that orbit about each other and ultimately merge into a larger black hole. This talk describes the intricate behaviour of binary black holes, and what we have already learned about them, the universe and fundamental physics through observations of their gravitational waves. We will in particular highlight the central role of supercomputer calculations for realizing past and future gravitational wave observations. Despite the seeming simplicity of black holes and the impressive advances of computer calculations during the last years, tremendous further breakthroughs are required for the next generation of ground- and space-based gravitational wave observatories.


Rückblick Physikalisches Kolloquium:
SS 2010, WS 2010/11, SS 2011, WS 2011/12, SS 2012, WS 2012/13, SS 2013, WS 2013/14, SS 2014, WS2014/15, SS2015, WS2015/16, SS2016, WS2016/17, SS 2017, WS 2017/18, SS 2018