Musings on Lorentz violation given the recent gravitational-wave observations of coalescing binary black holes

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Abstract

The recent observation of gravitational waves by the LIGO/Virgo collaboration provides a unique opportunity to probe the extreme gravity of coalescing binary black holes. In this regime, the gravitational interaction is not only strong, but the spacetime curvature is large, characteristic velocities are a non-negligible fraction of the speed of light, and the time scale on which the curvature and gravity change is small. This contribution discusses some consequences of these observations on modifications to General Relativity, with a special emphasis on Lorentz-violating theories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Seventh Meeting on CPT and Lorentz Symmetry
EditorsV. Alan Kostelecky
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.
Pages69-72
Number of pages4
Edition213029
ISBN (Print)9789813148499
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event7th Meeting on CPT and Lorentz Symmetry, CPT 2016 - Bloomington, United States
Duration: Jun 20 2016Jun 24 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 7th Meeting on CPT and Lorentz Symmetry, 2016
Number213029

Conference

Conference7th Meeting on CPT and Lorentz Symmetry, CPT 2016
CountryUnited States
CityBloomington
Period6/20/166/24/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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    Yunes, N. (2017). Musings on Lorentz violation given the recent gravitational-wave observations of coalescing binary black holes. In V. A. Kostelecky (Ed.), Proceedings of the Seventh Meeting on CPT and Lorentz Symmetry (213029 ed., pp. 69-72). (Proceedings of the 7th Meeting on CPT and Lorentz Symmetry, 2016; No. 213029). World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1142/10250