Session L6: Tests of General Relativity and Gravitation
3:30 PM–5:18 PM, Sunday, April 1, 2012
Room: Embassy C
Sponsoring Unit: GGR
Chair: Nicholas Yunes, Montana State University
Abstract ID: BAPS.2012.APR.L6.3
Abstract: L6.00003 : Modified gravity and scalar fields: where should we look?
4:18 PM–4:30 PM
(University of Mississippi and California Institute of Technology)
I will discuss how strong-field modifications of Einstein's general relativity can affect the structure of compact stars. I will also argue that generic scalar-tensor theories may have characteristic signatures in the gravitational-wave signal from compact binaries, that could be observable by Earth- and space-based gravitational-wave detectors.
To cite this abstract, use the following reference: http://meetings.aps.org/link/BAPS.2012.APR.L6.3