Theory Colloquium

Massive black holes along the cosmic history: formation, dynamics and gravitational waves

by Alberto Sesana (Birmingham U.)

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from to (Europe/Berlin)
at DESY Hamburg ( build. 2a, SR2 )
Following detection by advance LIGO, gravitational wave (GW) stocks are on the rise. The low frequency GW Universe is likely dominated by signals emitted by a cosmological population of massive black hole binaries (MBHBs). I will review several aspect of MBH astrophysics, including their formation, evolution, interaction with their environment and GW emission. I will then discuss prospect of GW detection with pulsar timing arrays and/or  future space based interferometers such as the laser interferometer space antenna (LISA) and for pulsar timing arrays.