Graduate Seminar, 11th March

Speaker: Paritosh Verma

Title: Gravitational waves in the Jordan-Brans-Dicke theory

Abstract: I shall talk about gravitational waves in Jordan Brans Dicke (JBD) theory. There are two tensor polarization states in the General theory of relativity but there can also be vector and scalar polarization states in alternative theories of gravity. The JBD theory is one of the attempts to modify general theory of relativity by varying gravitational constant G and it has three polarization states. The first two states are the same as in GR and the third one is the scalar polarization.

Venue: Pasteura 7, Room 404.