In this talk we discuss current efforts to calculate the gravitational Green function and use it to calculate the self-force in Schwarzschild spacetime. We first calculate the Green function for the Regge-Wheeler equation. Then, using the Chandrasekhar transformation we are able to calculate the Green function for the spin-2 (radial) Teukolsky equation. By following the Chrzanowsky metric reconstruction procedure, we intent to obtain the Green function associated with the metric perturbation equation and, subsequently, the self-force.


Talk Number PIRSA:21060020
Speaker Profile David Aruquipa