Friday, November 10, 2017
12:00 pm

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Gravitational shockwaves on rotating black holes
Yoni BenTov, IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar, Kitaev Group

Abstract: Gravitational shockwaves signal the breakdown of effective field theory near black holes. I will review what the gravitational shockwave is and show how to generalize it to rotating backgrounds. In doing so I will emphasize the method of spin coefficients, which is a way of recasting gravity in the language of fluid dynamics.


 

 

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