## "Vacuum spacetime with multipole moments: the minimal size conjecture and gravitational wave observables"Shammi Tahura
, University of Iowa
[Host: Kent Yagi]
ABSTRACT:
It is reasonable to expect that a bound source cannot produce arbitrarily large gravitational multipole moments. By observing the behavior of spacetime metric with large multipole moments at small distances from the source, we conjecture that for a sufficiently large multipole moment, there is a minimal size below which no object in nature can support such a moment. The examples we have investigated suggest that the minimal size has a power law relation with multipole moments that is different from the analogous Newtonian scaling. We also look at spacetimes with small deviations in quadrupole moment from the Kerr black hole and discuss the shift of gravitational wave phase for a test particle. Future space-based telescope LISA has a good prospect of constraining such small deviations in multipole moments. |
Gravity SeminarMonday, October 7, 2024 1:30 PM Zoom, Room none Note special room. Join Zoom Meeting https://virginia.zoom.us/j/97701258478?pwd=pg6gPrTtI8Rnb395CQcFd4aaGPvbPj.1 Meeting ID: 977 0125 8478 Passcode: 155427 |

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