# Binary Black Hole Mergers beyond General Relativity - Part 2

### APA

Okounkova, M. (2021). Binary Black Hole Mergers beyond General Relativity - Part 2. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/21090026

### MLA

Okounkova, Maria. Binary Black Hole Mergers beyond General Relativity - Part 2. Perimeter Institute, Sep. 30, 2021, https://pirsa.org/21090026

### BibTex

@misc{ pirsa_21090026, doi = {}, url = {https://pirsa.org/21090026}, author = {Okounkova, Maria}, keywords = {Strong Gravity}, language = {en}, title = {Binary Black Hole Mergers beyond General Relativity - Part 2}, publisher = {Perimeter Institute}, year = {2021}, month = {sep}, note = {PIRSA:21090026 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}} }

## 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/91782607606?pwd=SkpaYlF6a04zVDNXS2ZlWjJwdUpkQT09