Jul 5 – 10, 2021
Europe/Rome timezone


Explosive Events Associated with Compact-Object Binary Mergers

Jul 5, 2021, 4:30 PM


Explosive Events Associated with Compact-Object Binary Mergers: Block 1

  • Jorge Armando Rueda Hernandez (ICRANet)
  • Krzysztof Belczynski ()

Explosive Events Associated with Compact-Object Binary Mergers: Block 2

  • Krzysztof Belczynski ()
  • Jorge Armando Rueda Hernandez (ICRANet)


Double compact object mergers involve the densest objects in Universe; neutron stars (NS) and black holes (BH). Their electromagnetic (EM) radiation is routinely observed in short gamma-ray bursts, in the X-rays, as well as in the optical/IR via their associated kilonovas. Recently, BH-BH/BH-NS/NS-NS mergers are also routinely detected in gravitational-waves by LIGO/Virgo.

This session will be dedicated to any phenomena that may produce observable, either EM or non-EM, signals to merging (in any configurations) neutron stars and black holes. Along standard mechanisms (like ones operating in short gamma-ray bursts or kilonovas), we encourage discussion of other challenging and/or exotic proposals for detection of these sources by other not-yet-considered means, including possible future observational missions able to detect them.

Additional related questions are encouraged to be discussed in this session. Do BH-BH mergers produce any EM counterparts? Is this population of BH-BH merging binaries compatible with our previously gained astrophysical knowledge? Are BH-NS mergers expected to be accompanied by kilonovas? Have we observed any BH-NS merger in short gamma-ray bursts? Do we have any chance to detect neutrinos from NS-NS/BH-NS mergers? What are formation sites of compact object merging binaries?

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