Jan 13 – 16, 2020
IFPU, Miramare campus, Trieste, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Physics Beyond General Relativity: Theoretical and Observational Constraints.

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IFPU, Miramare campus, Trieste, Italy

IFPU, Miramare campus, Trieste, Italy

Via Beirut 2, Trieste, Italy


Prof. Sudipta Sarkar (IIT Gandhinagar)


The study of the effects of higher curvature terms is a major research theme of contemporary gravitational physics. In this talk, I will present a comprehensive study of the higher curvature gravity and various observational & theoretical constraints. The inclusion of these terms leads to exciting new possibilities, e.g., gravitational and electromagnetic perturbations following different geodesics; leading to a time delay. Such a time delay was observed between the gravitational wave event GW170817 and its electromagnetic counterpart GRB 170817A. I describe how this effect can be used to constrain the coupling of the higher curvature term.

Primary authors

Dr Soumya Jana (Physical Research Laboratory) Mr Akash K. Mishra (IIT Gandhinagar) Dr Avirup Ghosh (IIT Gandhinagar) Prof. Sudipta Sarkar (IIT Gandhinagar)

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