IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar
Gravitational shockwaves on rotating black holes
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.
Contact: Marcia Brown at 626-395-4013 firstname.lastname@example.org