Testing GR with GWs

05/04/2023 9:30 am - 10:30 am
CMSA Room G10
Address: CMSA, 20 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

General Relativity Seminar

Speaker: Vitor Cardoso, IST, Lisbon and The Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen

Title: Testing GR with GWs

Abstract: One of the most remarkable possibilities of General Relativity concerns gravitational collapse to black holes, leaving behind a geometry with light rings, ergoregions and horizons. These peculiarities are responsible for uniqueness properties and energy extraction mechanisms that turn black holes into ideal laboratories of strong gravity, of particle physics (yes!) and of possible quantum-gravity effects. I will discuss some of the latest progress in tests of General Relativity with black holes.