PIRSA:21090020

Binary Black Hole Mergers beyond General Relativity - Part 1

APA

Okounkova, M. (2021). Binary Black Hole Mergers beyond General Relativity - Part 1. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/21090020

MLA

Okounkova, Maria. Binary Black Hole Mergers beyond General Relativity - Part 1. Perimeter Institute, Sep. 23, 2021, https://pirsa.org/21090020

BibTex

          @misc{ pirsa_21090020,
            doi = {10.48660/21090020},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/21090020},
            author = {Okounkova, Maria},
            keywords = {Strong Gravity},
            language = {en},
            title = {Binary Black Hole Mergers beyond General Relativity - Part 1},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2021},
            month = {sep},
            note = {PIRSA:21090020 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}
          }
          

Maria Okounkova California Institute of Technology

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Abstract

At some length scale, Einstein's theory of general relativity (GR) must break down and be reconciled with quantum mechanics in a quantum theory of gravity. Binary black hole mergers probe the strong field, non-linear, highly dynamical regime of gravity, and thus gravitational waves from these systems could contain beyond-GR signatures. While LIGO presently performs model-independent and parametrized tests of GR, in order to perform model-dependent tests, we must have access to numerical relativity binary black hole waveform predictions in beyond-GR theories through full inspiral, merger, and ringdown. In this talk, I will discuss our results in producing full numerical relativity waveforms in beyond-GR theories, including dynamical Chern-Simons gravity and Einstein dilaton Gauss-Bonnet gravity, and performing gravitational wave data analysis on these waveforms.

Zoom Link: https://pitp.zoom.us/j/97878046362?pwd=cmZySjVIdU15VmxWM1J5bnBpQkpvQT09