Special Theoretical Gravitational Seminar: "New prospects in numerical relativity''
(sign-up)Helvi Witek, Kings College, London
|Event Contact:||Marjorie Gamel
|Sponsor:||Department of Physics|
Despite the ever stronger observational support for general relativity (GR) as our standard model of gravity, open questions concerning, e.g., the nature of dark matter or the reconciliation of gravity with quantum physics indicate the existence of a more fundamental theory of quantum gravity. While the exact theory is unknown, most candidates predict modifications to GR. Black holes, and the gravitational wave signal emitted during their collision, provide a novel way to search for signatures of these underlying theories.To do so, however, requires accurate theoretical predictions of the waveforms, an undertaking that is still in its infancy.
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