Theoretical Physics Seminar: Emil Bjerrum-Bohr
Title: Binary Merger Dynamics from Scattering Amplitudes
Abstract: Gravity is a fundamental force but so weak that we have limited understanding of its extreme interactions. A recent exciting development is the detection of collisions of black holes in the Universe. These phenomena witnessed by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) have refreshed enthusiasm for exploration of gravitational interactions and stimulated critical advancement of precision analysis of merger events. We will in this talk outline how to derive dynamics in general relativity by application of modern on-shell amplitude techniques and discuss how such methods can complement existing technology and facilitate computational progress.