Massive gravitational waves from black hole inspirals in quantum gravity

Calmet, Xavier and Latosh, Boris (2018) Massive gravitational waves from black hole inspirals in quantum gravity. EPJ Web of Conferences, 191 (07003). pp. 1-8. ISSN 2100-014X

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Abstract

We show that alongside the already observed gravitational waves,quantum gravity predicts the existence of two additional massive classical fields and thus two new massive waves. We set a limit on their masses using data from Eöt–Wash–like experiments. We point out that the existence of these new states is a model independent prediction of quantum gravity. We explain how these new classical fields could impact astrophysical processes and in particular the binary inspirals of black holes. We calculate the emission rate of these new states in binary inspirals astrophysical processes.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Research Centres and Groups: Theoretical Particle Physics Research Group
Depositing User: Alice Jackson
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2018 12:44
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2018 12:44
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/80208

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South-Eastern Particle Theory Alliance Sussex - RHUL - UCL 2017-2020 - Sussex nodeG2074STFC-SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCILST/P000819/1