Mysteries of the oscillations of gas accreting onto black holes, neutron stars, and white dwarfs


Details

Date
Wednesday, February 15 2012 - 12:00 pm, PST
Speaker
Bob Wagoner
Affiliation
Stanford
Description

Dr. Wagoner will survey the QPOs (quasi-periodic oscillations) seen in the luminosity fluctuation power spectra of compact objects accreting from a binary companion star. There is little understanding of the different frequency relationships in these systems. Dr. Wagoner will focus on the theory and observations of black holes, and compare the predictions of their spin via diskoseismolgy with those from two other methods.

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