The cosmic merger rate density of binary compact objects: star clusters vs the isolated binaries

Next-generation ground-based gravitational wave detectors (Einstein Telescope in Europe and Cosmic Explorer in the US) will probe binary black hole mergers up to redshift 10 and beyond: most of the cosmic history will be revealed through gravitational waves. With this exciting perspective, we investigate the evolution of the merger rate density across cosmic time, by considering both isolated and dynamically formed compact binaries.

If you want to know more, enjoy the paper by Filippo Santoliquido, a new PhD student in the DEMOBLACK team.