Colloquia

Joint Colloquium with Physics and Astronomy/NRAO


Friday, April 6, 2018
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 203
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"What are Gravitational Waves telling us about Theoretical Physics "


Nicolas Yunes , Montana State University
[Host: Kent Yagi]
ABSTRACT:

The recent gravitational wave observations of the collision of black holes and of neutron stars have allowed us to pierce into the extreme gravity regime, where gravity is simultaneously unfathomably large and wildly dynamical.  These waves encode a trove of information about physics that is prime for the taking, including potential revelations about the validity of Einstein's theory of General Relativity and about nuclear physics in the extreme gravity regime. In this talk, I will describe some of the inferences we can make on both theoretical and nuclear physics from current and future gravitational wave observations. 

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