“Numerical Techniques in Gravitational Wave Observations”




(Princeton University)



Abstract: Relativity at the Age of Gravitational Wave Detection Physics and astronomy are entering a new era as the Laser  Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is expecting its  first detection in this decade. In the strong gravity regime that is most relevant to gravitational wave production, the usual exact and approximate  analytical techniques fail. As a result, numerical techniques have come to  the forefront of gravitation research, and recently expanded their  influence far beyond gravitational wave science. In this talk, I will  first review the plethora of numerical techniques used in modern gravity  research, and then go through the many facets of numerical relativity from  its central role in understanding gravitational waves to elucidating the origins ofGamma Ray Bursts (GRBs), and from testing General Relativity in the  strong field regime for the first time to gaining new insights to formal aspects of classical and quantum-gravity.



Date:  July  9, 2013 Thuesday

Time: 14:40

Place: Mathematics Seminar Room, SA-141



All are most cordially invited.
Tea and cookies will be served before  the talk.