Massive Gravity and Time-Dependent Black Holes by Rachel Rosen
Host: Prof. Scott Watson / Contact: Yudaisy Salomón Sargentón, 315-443-5960
202 Physics Bldg.
Refreshments at 3:30 pm and the talk starting at 3:45 pm
The predictions of General Relativity (GR) have been confirmed to a remarkable precision in a wide variety of tests. Consistent and well-motivated modifications of GR have been notoriously difficult to obtain. However, in recent years a compelling theory has been shown to be free of the traditional pathologies. This is the theory of massive gravity, in which the graviton is described by a massive spin-2 particle. In this talk I will give a brief review of recent developments in massive gravity. I will then present new results concerning intriguing features of black holes in this theory.