Physics at Virginia

"Gravitational waveforms for compact binaries from second-order self-force theory "

Barry Wardell , University College Dublin
[Host: Alexander Grant]

Extreme mass ratio inspirals (EMRIs) are expected to be a key source of gravitational waves for the LISA mission. In order to extract the maximum amount of information from EMRI observations by LISA, it is important to have an accurate prediction of the expected waveforms. In particular, it will be necessary to have waveforms that incorporate effects that appear at second order in the mass ratio. In this talk I will present the latest progress towards this goal, including recent results for the second-order gravitational-wave energy flux and for the gravitational waveform.

Gravity Seminar
Monday, January 31, 2022
1:30 PM
Online, Room via Zoom
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