IAS Program on Particle Theory

Gravitational Wave Implications to Fundamental Physics


Since their first direct discovery in 2015, gravitational waves have contributed significantly to knowledge about astrophysics and fundamental physics. This talk will first introduce the Open Gravitational-wave Catalog (OGC) [1], which is an independent search result using open-source software and public LIGO and Virgo data. Then the talk will discuss the use of gravitational waves to test general relativity’s parity violation and search for black hole ringdown modes.
[1] https://arxiv.org/abs/2112.06878


About the Speaker

Dr. WANG Yifan is a postdoc and junior scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Hannover, Germany. His research interests are gravitational-wave astrophysics.


About the Program

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