Grad Seminar Series - The Three-Body Problem

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Summerlee Science Complex Room 1305



Stephanie Ciccone



The classical Newtonian three-body gravitational problem was the subject of many investigations by the best minds of the 18th and 19th centuries. Interest in this problem has undergone a revival in recent decades when it was realized that the evolution of star clusters and the nuclei of active

galaxies depends crucially on the interactions between stellar and black hole binaries and single stars. The general three-body problem remains unsolved today, there is no single correct answer, but important advances and insights have been enabled by modern computational hardware and methods which will be discussed in this talk.


There will be snacks available throughout the talk in SSC 1305, as well as refreshments available beforehand in the lunchroom on the 2nd floor of MacN. 

Everyone is welcome to join! For those unable to attend in person, the talk will also be streamed live over teams at the following link:

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