Graduate Seminar: Testing General Relativity

Event Details

  • Speaker(s): Phil Landry
  • Date:
  • Time: 12:45 PM
  • Location: MacN 415

Abstract

Einstein's theory of general relativity has passed a variety of stringent experimental and observational tests en route to becoming the established theory of gravity. However, all the classic tests of general relativity were performed in the weak-field regime of the solar system. To rule out -- or discover -- deviations from general relativity in the strong-field regime, tests that probe regions with large spacetime curvature are needed. In this talk, I will review the classic solar system tests of general relativity and highlight some more recent strong-field ones.

Further Details

Snacks will be provided at 12:30 pm. The talk will begin at 12:45. Make sure to follow the Graduate Seminar Series on Facebook.