In this talk I will discuss promising new opportunities in gravitational wave astronomy as the sensitivity of ground-based gravitational wave detector improves, and when the space-borne detector(s) start their operation. I will use stellar-mass binary black holes, neutron stars and the so-called extreme mass-ratio inspirals as examples of these exciting developments. In the last part of the talk I will discuss my vision of important problems to tackle in the next ten years.
Dr. Yang obtained his PhD from Caltech in 2013 and worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Perimeter Institute from 2013 to 2016 and Princeton University in 2016-2017. Starting from 2017 he joined the faculty of University of Guelph and became an associate faculty of the Perimeter Institute. Dr. Yang has published ~60 research articles on topics ranging from astrophysical sources for ground and space-based gravitational wave detections, Dark Matter searches, tests of General Relativity, strong-gravity phenomena, and advanced detector designs. Dr. Yang is the group lead of the Perimeter-Guelph-Waterloo group of the LISA Consortium and a member of the LIGO-Virgo Collaboration.
Host: Hua Feng