Numerical Techniques in Gravitational Wave Observations
FETHİ MUBİN RAMAZANOĞLU
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
Place: Mathematics Seminar Room, SA-141
All are most cordially invited.
Tea and cookies will be served before the talk.