Jun 13 – 19, 2015
University of Alberta
America/Edmonton timezone
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Gravitational Waves Probes of Extreme Gravity Physics

Jun 17, 2015, 1:45 PM
CCIS 1-140 (University of Alberta)

CCIS 1-140

University of Alberta

Invited Speaker / Conférencier invité Theoretical Physics / Physique théorique (DTP-DPT) W2-3 Gravity II (DTP) / Gravité II (DPT)


Prof. Nicolas Yunes (Montana State University)


Einstein's theory has passed all tests to date in the quasi-stationary weak-field, where gravitational dynamics are weak and quadrupolar, while velocities are small relative to the speed of light. The highly non-linear and dynamical regime of the gravitational interaction, however, remains mostly unexplored. The imminent detection of gravitational waves will open a window into this regime that will allow us to confront Einstein's predictions with extreme gravity data to unprecedented levels. In this talk, I will review what physics and General Relativistic principles will be put to the test in the extreme gravity regime with gravitational waves.

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Prof. Nicolas Yunes (Montana State University)

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