Oct 13 – 15, 2020
Europe/Paris timezone

Horndeski and the Sirens

Oct 14, 2020, 11:50 AM
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Pierre Fleury (Instituto de Física Teórica UAM/CSIC)


Mergers of compact objects have been nicknamed standard sirens, by analogy with electromagnetic standard candles, because their waveform directly gives access to their distance. When an electromagnetic counterpart is observed, such sources thus allow us to construct a Hubble diagram, just as supernovae. Recently, the gravitational-wave Hubble diagram has been argued to be a key probe of alternative theories of gravity, such as Horndeski models. In this talk, I will discuss the foundations of this idea, and its limitations when the inhomogeneities of our Universe are taken into account.

Primary authors

Mr Charles Dalang (Université de Genève) Pierre Fleury (Instituto de Física Teórica UAM/CSIC) Dr Lucas Lombriser (Université de Genève)

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