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TAPIR Seminar

Friday, April 15, 2022
2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Cahill 370
Self-Force Waveforms with a Spinning Secondary
Josh Mathews, Graduate Student, Maths Support Centre, University College Dublin,

Hybrid -- To Join via Zoom

In this talk I will give a brief overview of the perturbative self-force approach to the relativistic two-body problem and the current effort to produce gravitational waveform templates for extreme mass ratio inspirals (EMRIs). I will specialise the discussion to the effect of the spin of the 'secondary' body on EMRI waveforms, including preliminary work on precessing spin configurations.  Beginning with simplified EMRI configurations, I will outline a practical first-principles approach to producing self-force waveforms and finish with some qualitative comparisons of subleading 'post-adiabatic' order waveforms with numerical relativity counterparts. 

For more information, please contact JoAnn Boyd by phone at 626-395-4280 or by email at [email protected].