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TAPIR Seminar

Friday, April 14, 2023
2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Testing General Relativity with black hole X-ray data
Cosimo Bambi, Xie Xide Junior Chair Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, Fudan University,

In person: 370 Cahill -- Attendees joining in person must have a valid Caltech UID.

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ABSTRACT: The theory of General Relativity has successfully passed a large number of observational tests. The theory has been extensively tested in the weak-field regime with experiments in the Solar System and observations of binary pulsars. The past 6-7 years have seen significant advancements in the study of the strong-field regime, which can now be tested with gravitational waves, X-ray data, and mm Very Long Baseline Interferometry observations. In my talk, I will summarize the state-of-the-art of the tests of General Relativity with black hole X-ray data, discussing its recent progress and future developments.

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