How to test General Relativity with gravitational waves: A tutorial
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.
- Extreme Gravity Tests with Gravitational Waves from Compact Binary Coalescences: (I) Inspiral-Merger, https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.03208
- Extreme Gravity Tests with Gravitational Waves from Compact Binary Coalescences: (II) Ringdown, https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.03587
- Theoretical Physics Implications of Gravitational Wave Observation with Future Detectors, https://arxiv.org/abs/1704.08268
- Theoretical Physics Implications of the Binary Black-Hole Mergers GW150914 and GW151226, https://arxiv.org/abs/1603.08955