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Astrophysics Colloquium

Black Holes Get Loud and Bright
Presented by Janna Levin -- Host: Graca Rocha
Columbia University

Thursday, May 2, 2013
4:00 P.M. in 169-336

Abstract
With anticipation for a prolific observational future, we describe a multi-messenger portrait of black hole binaries that are both loud in gravitational waves and bright in electromagnetic waves. We describe a novel mechanism to generate electromagnetic luminosities powered by a black hole battery in an astrophysical circuit with a neutron-star magnet. The black hole battery might even account for some known GRBs.


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