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Gravity Seminars 2021-2022

Seminars take place online Thursdays 12:00-13:00, unless otherwise noted.

7 October 2021: Thomas van Riet (Leuven) 

Do Coleman's Euclidean wormholes really "exist"?

14 October 2021: Lu Heng Sunny Yu (Southampton)

Cosmological Implications of Quantum Gravity

21 October 2021: Michael Kenna-Allison (Southampton) [NOTE UNUSUAL TIME: 13:00]

Cosmological Implications of Extended Massive Gravity Theories

28 October 2021: Student talks

PhD students present their work in 1-slide mini talks

4 November 2021: Enrico Speranza (Illinois University) 

Manifestation of quantum effects in relativistic hydrodynamics

11 November 2021: Massimo Bianchi (Rome)

Quasi-Normal Modes of Black-Holes and Branes from Quantum Seiberg-Witten Curves

18 November 2021: Ruth Gregory (King's College London)

Vacuum Decay with Black Holes

25 November 2021: Elias Most (Princeton)

Neutron star mergers: Fast ejecta, magnetic fields and dense matter

2 December 2021: Niayesh Afshordi (Perimeter Institute)

Einstein vs Einstein: The Great War

9 December 2021: Leonhard Kehrberger (Cambridge)

On the Relation Between Late-time Tails, Conserved Charges and the Failure of Peeling

16 December 2021: Cecilia Chirenti (UFABC and University of Maryland) [NOTE UNUSUAL TIME: 13:00]

Crashing black holes and poking at their merger remnants

Christmas Break

13 January 2022: No seminar

Exam Period

3 February 2022: Rafael Porto (DESY)

Precision Gravity: From the LHC to LISA and ET

10 February 2022: Rita Teixeira da Costa (Cambridge) [NOTE UNUSUAL TIME: 13:00]

The Teukolsky Equation on Kerr Black Hole Spacetimes

17 February 2022: Mu-Tao Wang (Columbia U.)

Angular momentum in general relativity

24 February 2022: Maxime Van De Moortel (Princeton) [NOTE UNUSUAL TIME: 13:00]

Violent nonlinear collapse inside hairy black holes

3 March 2022: Eric Poisson (Guelph)

Tidal deformation of black holes

10 March 2022: Michele Levi (Queen Mary)

Modern QFT Advances & Real-World Gravity

17 March 2022: Piotr Chrusciel (Vienna)

Maskit gluing and hyperbolic mass

24 March 2022: Niko Jokela (Helsinki)

Holography probing neutron star interior

Easter Break

28 April 2022: Evan Hall (MIT) [NOTE UNUSUAL TIME: 13:00]

The future of ground-based gravitational-wave astronomy

5 May 2022: Yakov Shlapentokh-Rothman (Princeton) [NOTE UNUSUAL TIME: 14:00]

Self-Similarity and Naked Singularities for the Einstein Vacuum Equations

12 May 2022: Sanjay Reddy (Seattle) [NOTE UNUSUAL TIME: 16:00]

Neutron stars in the multi-messenger era

19 May 2022: Tim Dietrich (AEI Potsdam)

Interpreting the nuclear physics - multi-messenger astrophysics picture drawn by neutron star mergers

Exam Period


Fabian Gittins 

Rodrigo Panosso Macedo



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