Talks by Kyriakos Destounis

Gravitational-wave imprints of non-integrable extreme-mass-ratio inspirals

Kyriakos Destounis Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
The detection of gravitational waves from extreme-mass-ratio inspirals (EMRIs) with upcoming space-borne detectors will allow for unprecedented tests of general relativity in the strong-field regime. Aside from assessing whether black holes are unequivocally described by the Kerr metric, they may place constraints on the degree of spacetime symmetry. Depending on exactly how a hypothetical departure from the Kerr metric manifests, the Carter symmetry, which implies the integrability of the geodesic equations, may be broken.