Testing modified gravity with gravitational wave astronomy

Carlos F. Sopuerta, Nicolás Yunes

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Abstract

The emergent area of gravitational wave astronomy promises to provide revolutionary discoveries in the areas of astrophysics, cosmology, and fundamental physics. One of the most exciting possibilities is to use gravitational-wave observations to test alternative theories of gravity. In this contribution we describe how to use observations of extreme-mass-ratio inspirals by the future Laser Interferometer Space Antenna to test a particular class of theories: Chern-Simons modified gravity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCosmology, Quantum Vacuum and Zeta Functions - In Honor of Emilio Elizalde
EditorsSebastian Xambo-Descamps, Sergey D. Odintsov, Diego Saez-Gomez
PublisherSpringer
Pages281-290
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783642197598
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Cosmology, Quantum Vacuum and Zeta Functions in honor of Emilio Elizalde on the occasion of his 60th birthday, 2010 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Mar 8 2010Mar 10 2010

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Physics
Volume137
ISSN (Print)0930-8989
ISSN (Electronic)1867-4941

Conference

ConferenceConference on Cosmology, Quantum Vacuum and Zeta Functions in honor of Emilio Elizalde on the occasion of his 60th birthday, 2010
Country/TerritorySpain
CityBarcelona
Period3/8/103/10/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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