AlbaNova and Nordita Colloquium

Surprises in (strong/non linear) gravity

by Luis Lehner (Perimeter Institute)

Europe/Stockholm
Description
Recent years have seen a flurry of activities to understand the non-linear behaviour of General Relativity. Motivated by gravity wave efforts, fundamental questions and holographic applications, these efforts have revealed both intriguing simplicity and new highly complex phenomena. I will discuss how nonlinear gravitational behavior can yield turbulent behavior, its possible observational implications and what this may imply in the broader context of gravity