Mossman Seminar: Chia-Hsien Shen, UCLA, “Unraveling Classical Gravity from Quantum Field Theory”

Event time: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Sloane Physics Laboratory (SPL), Room 52 See map
217 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

“Unraveling Classical Gravity from Quantum Field Theory”
Abstract: The recent detection of gravitational waves by LIGO/VIRGO has opened a new window into the cosmos. In this talk, I will explain how modern tools in quantum field theory can help solving problems of interest for gravitational wave physics. By harnessing techniques in scattering amplitudes and effective field theory, I will present a systematic framework to calculate the two-body potential for binary black holes. From this framework we obtain the state-of-art Hamiltonian in such calculation.
Host: David Poland (

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