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Gravitational shockwaves on rotating black holes

Friday, November 10, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: East Bridge 114
Yoni BenTov, IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar, Kitaev Group

Abstract: Gravitational shockwaves signal the breakdown of effective field theory near black holes. I will review what the gravitational shockwave is and show how to generalize it to rotating backgrounds. In doing so I will emphasize the method of spin coefficients, which is a way of recasting gravity in the language of fluid dynamics.



Series: IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
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