Gravitational waves from another world & little big bangs
Kaminski | Koirala | Wu
Gravitational waves as predicted by Albert Einstein have recently been directly detected experimentally by the LIGO collaboration. In collaboration with our colleagues from Jena University (Germany), we are calculating such gravitational waves, not for our universe but for another world. The principle of holography can relate the results of such a calculation to the Physics governing the beginning of our universe. This kind of strongly correlated non-equilibrium physics is also explored in collisions of heavy ions at the LHC (Geneva, Switzerland) and at the RHIC experiment (Brookhaven, NY). These collisions can be understood as little versions of the big bang.
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