CERN Colloquium

The New Era of Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astrophysics

by Alessandra Buonanno (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics)

503-1-001 - Council Chamber (CERN)

503-1-001 - Council Chamber


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The LIGO detection of gravitational waves emitted by coalescing binary black holes heralded a new era in physics and astrophysics. In this talk, I will first review the theoretical groundwork that allowed to identify and interpret the gravitational-wave signals, and carry out tests of general relativity in the strong-field, highly dynamical regime. I will then highlight the unique science that lies ahead of us with upcoming gravitational-wave observations, and discuss the theoretical challenges in solving the two-body problem in gravity that we need to address if we want to take full advantage of the discovery potential.

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W. Lerche/TH-SP........ Tea and coffee will be served at 16h00

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