Relating classical solutions of gauge theory and gravity

OKC/Nordita High-Energy Physics Theory seminar

Monday 08 May 2017
from 13:15
to 14:15 at
Nordita East Building
(
132:028
)

Speaker :

Donal O'Connell (University of Edinburgh)

Abstract :

In recent years, we have learned that there is a close connection between scattering amplitudes in gauge theory and gravity. In this talk, I will build on this connection to relate perturbative classical solutions of General Relativity to Yang-Mills theory. Since the perturbative approach to Yang-Mills theory is much simpler than to General Relativity, this new method may offer an efficient way of determining perturbative physical observables in gravity.