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Signatures of extra dimensions in gravitational waves

Starts at:Wed 7 Jun 2017, 11:00
Speaker:David Andriot and Gustavo Lucena GomezInstitut:

Abstract:Considering gravitational waves propagating on the most general 4+N-dimensional space-time, we investigate the effects due to the N extra dimensions on the four-dimensional waves. All wave equations are derived in general and discussed. On Minkowski4 times an arbitrary Ricci-flat compact manifold, we find: a massless wave with an additional polarization, the breathing mode, and extra waves with high frequencies fixed by Kaluza-Klein masses. We discuss whether these two effects could be observed.

Room:Besprechungsraum 1.63
Contact: Jean-Luc Lehners