Talks by Oliver Long

Time-domain metric reconstruction for hyperbolic scattering

Oliver Long University of Southampton
Hyperbolic-type scattering orbits are excellent probes of the strong-field regime around black holes, and their analysis can inform the construction of an accurate two-body Hamiltonian. In particular, it has been shown that knowledge of the scattering angle through linear order in the mass ratio completely determines the 4PM Hamiltonian. With this motivation in mind, we describe a technique for (numerical) self-force calculations that can efficiently tackle scatter orbits. The method is based on a time-domain metric reconstruction from a Hertz potential in a radiation gauge.