Constraining BNS merger rates and X-ray counterpart models with existing data.

Vinciguerra S., Branchesi M., Ciolfi R., Mandel I., Stratta G.
  Martedì 12/09   09:00 - 13:00   Aula A203   III - Astrofisica
Coalescences of compact binaries are not only considered the most promising sources of gravitational waves for ground-based detectors such as LIGO and Virgo, but also the central engine of short gamma-ray bursts (SGRBs). A growing theoretical effort is being devoted to matching the multi-wavelength observations associated to SGRBs and to exploring possible electromagnetic emissions associated to binary neutron star mergers. To validate the different theoretical scenarios, we started a project aimed at constraining models by using archived data. The core of the project consists in developing an algorithm ("saprEMo"), dedicated to predicting the number of events detectable in a survey.