PIRSA:22120059

Gravitational-wave astronomy and fundamental physics with charged black holes

APA

Bozzola, G. (2022). Gravitational-wave astronomy and fundamental physics with charged black holes. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/22120059

MLA

Bozzola, Gabriele. Gravitational-wave astronomy and fundamental physics with charged black holes. Perimeter Institute, Dec. 08, 2022, https://pirsa.org/22120059

BibTex

          @misc{ pirsa_22120059,
            doi = {10.48660/22120059},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/22120059},
            author = {Bozzola, Gabriele},
            keywords = {Strong Gravity},
            language = {en},
            title = {Gravitational-wave astronomy and fundamental physics with charged black holes},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2022},
            month = {dec},
            note = {PIRSA:22120059 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}
          }
          

Gabriele Bozzola University of Arizona

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Abstract

Charge (electric, magnetic, or any U(1) charge) is a parameter often neglected in simulations of black holes. As a result, little is known about the dynamics of charged binaries. In this talk, I will highlight the importance of understanding the non-linear interaction of charged black holes for astrophysics and fundamental physics. I will show results from fully self-consistent general-relativistic simulations of merging black holes, touching upon the challenges faced in performing such calculations and the improvements that enabled successful long-term evolution. I will discuss general features of quasi-circular inspirals, and present constraints on the charge of astrophysical black holes and deviation from general relativity obtained from the gravitational-wave event GW150914. Finally, I will highlight the relevance of this line of research in the context of the upcoming gravitational-wave detectors.

Zoom link:  https://pitp.zoom.us/j/93809443805?pwd=bmcvd3NZWjUraERBcGdtL2Y3WTl6QT09