11-13 November 2019
Volkshotel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

New prospects in numerical relativity

12 Nov 2019, 09:30
Riet (Volkshotel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)


Volkshotel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Wibautstraat 150 1091 GR Amsterdam
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helvi witek (KCL)


Both observations and deeply theoretical considerations indicate that general relativity, our elegant standard model of gravity, requires modifications at high curvatures scales. Candidate theories of quantum gravity, in their low-energy limit, typically predict couplings to additional fields or extensions that involve higher curvature terms.

At the same time, the breakthrough discovery of gravitational waves has opened a new channel to probe gravity in its most extreme, nonlinear regime. Modelling the expected gravitational radiation in these extensions of GR enables us to search for -- or place novel observational bounds on -- deviations from our standard model. In this talk I will give an overview of the recent progress on simulating binary collisions in these situations.

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helvi witek (KCL)

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