Abstract

"""Gravitational wave detectors and their increasing precision have enabled more specific tests of general relativity, including spectroscopic tests of black holes by measuring the quasinormal modes within the ringdown signal. These tests ideally compare the QNM frequencies to predictions from theories beyond GR, where black holes may be described by deformations to the Kerr metric. I will present a framework to compute the first order QNM shifts of these deformed Kerr Black Holes at arbitrary spin and present some initial results for the spin-0 case. In addition, I will lay out some of the technical issues that come up when computing the shifts for the spin-2 modes, and explain how they are surmountable."""

Details

Talk Number PIRSA:21060021
Speaker Profile Asad Hussain