Compact Objects as an Effective Field Theory

Particle Physics Theory seminar

Compact Objects as an Effective Field Theory

  • Event time: 2:00pm until 3:00pm
  • Event date: 25th May 2022
  • Speaker: Irvin Martinez (University of Cape Town)
  • Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room, Room 4305, and Zoom

Event details

One of the key potentials with gravitational wave observations is to probe the properties of black holes and neutron stars. From a theoretical perspective it is important to develop theoretical models for compact objects that take into account spin, charge, and the internal structure. In this talk, using symmetries and techniques from effective field theory, I will describe an approach to derive the building blocks of an effective theory for compact objects, construct the effective action and obtain the dynamics.

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The Particle Physics Theory seminar is a weekly series of talks reflecting the diverse interests of the group. Topics include analytic and numerical calculations based on the Standard Model of elementary particle physics, theories exploring new physics, as well as more formal developments in gauge theories and gravity..

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