The Self-force Approach To The General Relativistic Two-body Problem (speaker: Nils Warburton, MIT)

Wednesday December 3, 2014 4:00 pm
NW22 Conference Room*


In this talk I shall review progress using black hole perturbation theory techniques to understand the two-body problem in a general relativistic context. There is mounting evidence that techniques originally envisioned to be solely applicable to sources for space-based gravitational-wave detectors will find utility across a wide range of mass ratios. I will discuss recent results and future research directions being taken by the self-force community.

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*Instruction for how to get to building NW22: Please use the front entrance of NW22. As you come in, the door on the right leading to LIGO lab will be unlocked on the days when GRITTS seminar is scheduled in LIGO lab. Please use the stairs to get to the second floor. As you enter interaction area, the conference room 268 will be on your right.

GRITTS organizers:

Salvatore Vitale, Victoria Grinberg, Slawomir Gras
Scott Hughes, Nergis Mavalvala