IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Friday November 10, 2017 12:00 PM

Gravitational shockwaves on rotating black holes

Speaker: Yoni BenTov
Location: East Bridge 114

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.


 

 

Series IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series

Contact: Marcia Brown at 626-395-4013 marciab@caltech.edu