13-18 December 2015
International Conference Centre Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone

Gravitational wave attenuation through interactions with charged particles

17 Dec 2015, 15:00
3m
Level 2, Room 13 (International Conference Centre Geneva)

Level 2, Room 13

International Conference Centre Geneva

17 Rue de Varembé, 1211 Geneva

Speakers

Joseph Avenoso (The College of New Jersey) Tyler Viducic (The College of New Jersey)

Description

It has been previously shown that the energy lost from an incident gravitational wave (GW) on a cloud of charged particles can manifest itself an electromagnetic field, causing the GW to attenuate. Furthermore, it can be shown that the presence of the field and the circumstances in which it was generated leads to currents and subsequently magnetic fields. We plan to calculate how much energy would be lost by a GW to the cloud of charged particles. We also plan on providing more evidence for the idea that gravitational waves could have created the first magnetic fields in the early universe.
Collaboration The College of New Jersey

Primary authors

Joseph Avenoso (The College of New Jersey) Thulsi Wickramasinghe (The College of New Jersey) Tyler Viducic (The College of New Jersey)

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