[W71] Nicolás Yunes: How to test General Relativity with gravitational waves: A tutorial

Wednesday 21 November 2018 15.00 GMT

How to test General Relativity with gravitational waves: A tutorial

Questions via youtube chat

Speaker
Nicolás Yunes
eXtreme Gravity Institute, Montana State University, USA

Host
Alejandro Cárdenas-Avendaño

Abstract
The recent gravitational-wave observations by Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo provided the first opportunities to learn about theoretical physics in the extreme gravity environment of coalescing binary black holes. The LIGO-Virgo collaboration verified that these observations are consistent with Einstein’s theory of General Relativity, constraining the presence of certain anomalies in the signal. In this talk, I will discuss how some of these tests are carried out with gravitational waves emitted in the inspiral, merger and ringdown of binary black holes and neutron stars.

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