KTH/Nordita/SU seminar in Theoretical Physics [before December 2013]
Wednesday 29 October 2008
to 12:00 at
Alessandro D.A.M. Spallicci di Filottrano (Université d'Orléans)
The radial fall through Aristotéle-s, Galilei, Newton and Einstein has
constituted the reference for unveiling the nature of gravitation. For a
captured star falling into a supermassive black hole, the motion is
driven by the radiation emitted. In the 90s, the concept of self-force
has been proposed for a point-particle moving in a curved background.
Radiation reaction is to be taken into consideration to detect the
gravitational waveform coming from such captures. An account on the
state of the art of the subject is given.