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High Energy Theory Seminar

Friday, April 5, 2024
11:00am to 12:00pm
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Online and In-Person Event
Precision Black Hole Collider Physics
Enrico Herrmann, UCLA,

Inspired by the first detection of gravitational waves by LIGO, I will review some of the recent theoretical developments that led to the formulation of classical gravitational observables in the language of Quantum Field Theory, scattering amplitudes, and quantities familiar from particle colliders. Leveraging decades of progress in precision collider physics, I will show recent results and discuss ongoing work to push the precision frontier for Black Hole collisions in General Relativity to the fifth order in perturbation theory. In turn, our computations stimulated new perspectives on the structure of Quantum Field Theories both at the level of loop integrands, as well as on the classes of special functions that appear in perturbation theory.

The talk is in 469 Lauritsen.

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