Constraining Population Synthesis Models via the Binary Neutron Star Population

  title={Constraining Population Synthesis Models via the Binary Neutron Star Population},
  author={Richard O'Shaughnessy and Chunglee Kim and T. Frakgos and Vicky Kalogera and Krzysztof Belczynski Northwestern University and New Mexico State University},
The observed sample of double neutron-star (NS-NS) binaries presents a challenge to population-synthesis models of compact object formation: the input model parameters must be carefully chosen so the results match (1) the observed star formation rate and (2) the formation rate of NS-NS binaries, which can be estimated from the observed sample and the selection effects related to the discoveries with radio pulsar surveys. In this paper, we select from an extremely broad family of possible… CONTINUE READING

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