Electromagnetic counterpart of gravitational wave events
Sala Alberto Lobo (ICE building, UAB Campus)
24/01/2020 - 00/00/0000
In the last few years, the gravitational wave (GW) interferometers LIGO and Virgo proved their ability to detect compact mergers and, with the spectacular case of GW 170817. Thanks to them, it is clear that there is a lot to learn from the prompt identification of the electromagnetic counterpart of the GW trigger.

This event marked the beginning of a new era for multi-messenger astronomy with a pressing quest for electromagnetic follow up at all wavelengths, particularly in optical bands. During this talk, I will review some of the observations efforts to search and classify possible optical counterparts of GW, including an brief overview of GW 170817.
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Generalitat de CatalunyaUniversitat de BarcelonaUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaConsejo Superior de Investigaciones CientíficasCentres de Recerca de Catalunya