To a first approximation, objects in general relativity move along geodesics. Looked at more closely, a body's internal structure can affect its motion. This talk will explore some of the surprising possibilities which arise when such effects are taken into account. An object can, for example, control its orbit merely by manipulating its internal structure: unstable orbits can be stabilized, bound orbits can be made unbound, and more, all without a rocket.


Talk Number PIRSA:21060022
Speaker Profile Abraham Harte