Quantum Mechanics of Gravitational Waves
George Zahariade
IFAE Barcelona
Mardi 13/06/2023, 14:00-15:00
Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774, Orme des Merisiers
We study the effect of a quantized gravitational wave on a LIGO/VIRGO-type gravitational wave detector. We find that the arm-length is subject to a stochastic tidal force whose properties depend on the exact quantum state of the gravitational field, if the gravitational field is quantized. The quantum nature of gravity could thus (in principle) be detectable as an additional noise source at gravitational wave detectors.

Contact : Gabriele RIGO


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