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AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Thomas Tauris

Magical Laboratories in Space: Extreme Physics with Compact Objects

Info about event


Monday 3 February 2020,  at 14:15 - 15:15


The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Room 201


Nature is unbelievable and continuous discoveries keep challenging us. Compact objects such as neutron stars, black holes and white dwarfs are the gems of all known objects in space and constitute extreme physics laboratories. The recently detected gravitational wave signals of the merger events of pairs of compact objects have revolutionized astrophysics by revealing new sources of fundamental importance. I will demonstrate their exotic nature and origin, and highlight the key physical processes related to compact objects in binary systems.

Short bio

Thomas Tauris is a Professor at AIAS. He is a theoretical astrophysicist working on compact objects, gravitational waves, X-ray binaries, stellar evolution and supernovae. Thomas Tauris became Honorary Professor at Aarhus University in 2016 and has been employed at the Department of Physics and Astronomy since 2018.

See Thomas Tauris' project at AIAS

What is a Fellows' Seminar?

The AIAS Fellows' Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellow or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English and open to the public. Registration to the seminar is not necessary.