10-12 January 2018
Centre for Particle Theory, Durham
Europe/London timezone

The double copy for scattering of Reissner-Nordström black holes

11 Jan 2018, 16:10
Centre for Particle Theory, Durham

Centre for Particle Theory, Durham

IPPP & Dept. Mathematical Sciences Durham University South Road Durham DH1 3LE


Ben Maybee (University of Edinburgh)


The double copy is a direct duality between Yang-Mills theory and gravity that emerges from the modern scattering amplitudes programme. In this talk I will discuss how the double copy can be applied to the scattering of Reissner-Nordström black holes, deriving the classical perturbative result from charged scalar diagrams, and showing that a novel external axion mode also arises. Such calculations offer the tantalising possibility of greatly simplifying theoretical predictions for precision gravitational wave astronomy.
What would be the preferred length of your talk? 20 minutes + questions

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Ben Maybee (University of Edinburgh)

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