Department Colloquium: Prof. Dr. Jan Plefka, (HU Berlin)
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- Department Colloquium: Prof. Dr. Jan Plefka, (HU Berlin)
- 2023-06-06T15:00:00+02:00
- 2023-06-06T17:00:00+02:00
- Lecture: High-precision Gravitational Wave Physics from a World-Line Quantum Field Theory
- When Jun 06, 2023 from 03:00 to 05:00
- Where Zoom & Lise-Meitner-Haus, Christian-Gerthsen-Hörsaal, Newtonstraße 15, 12489 Berlin
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Department Colloquium: Prof. Dr. Jan Plefka (HU Berlin) talks about:
High-precision Gravitational Wave Physics from a World-Line Quantum Field Theory
Abstract
Predicting the outcome of scattering processes of elementary particles in colliders is the central achievement of relativistic quantum field theory applied to the fundamental (non-gravitational) interactions of nature. While the gravitational interactions are too minuscule to be observed in the microcosm, they dominate the interactions at large scales. As such the inspiral and merger of black holes and neutron stars in our universe are now routinely observed by gravitational wave detectors. The need for high precision theory predictions of the emitted gravitational waveforms has opened a new window for the application of perturbative quantum field theory techniques to the domain of gravity. In this talk I will show how observables in the classical scattering of black holes and neutron stars can be efficiently computed in a perturbative expansion using a world-line quantum field theory; thereby combining state-of-the-art Feynman integration technology with perturbative quantum gravity. Here, the black holes or neutron stars are modelled as point particles in an effective field theory sense. Fascinatingly, the intrinsic spin of the black holes may be captured by a supersymmetric extension of the world-line theory, enabling the computation of the far field wave-form including spin and tidal effects to highest precision.
The Colloquium will be held in "hybrid" format, i.e., you can join the talk in the lecture hall or via zoom.
For login data to the zoom session contact gd-at-physik.hu-berlin.de.