Events Daily

Friday, October 8, 2021

Aspects of Rotating Black Holes in Dynamical Chern-Simons Gravity
Leah Jenks, Brown University
Event Type: Informal HEP Talk
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 726 Broadway, 940, CCPP Seminar
Abstract: In this talk I will give an overview of recent and ongoing work regarding rotating black holes in dynamical Chern-Simons dCS gravity. dCS gravity is a well motivated modified theory of gravity which has been extensively studied in gravitational and cosmological contexts. I will first discuss unique geometric structures, `the Chern-Simons caps,’ which slowly rotating black holes in dCS gravity were recently found to possess. Motivated by the dCS caps, I will then discuss superradiance in the context of slowly rotating dCS black holes and show that there are corrections to the usual solution for a Kerr black hole. Lastly, I will comment on the observable implications for these corrections and point towards avenues for future work.

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Intellectually Stimulating Craic
Iraj Eshghi, New York University
Event Type: Other
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: 726 Broadway, 940, CCPP Seminar