27 April 2021

Current trends in gravitation Seminar

Location: University Oldenburg - Online
When: 27.4.2021, 16:15 h

Speaker: Celia Escamilla Rivera (UNAM, Mexico)
Title: Modified gravity theories in the light of multi-messenger gravitational-wave astronomy

Abstract: In this talk we present the idea that current cosmic acceleration could be the consequence of gravitational leakage into extra dimensions on cosmological scales rather than the result of a non-zero cosmological constant, and consider the ability of future gravitational-wave siren observations to probe this phenomenon and constrain the parameters of phenomenological models of this gravitational leakage. Also, we discuss the capability of a gravitational space interferometer such as LISA to probe this modified gravity on large scales.