Oct 12 – 15, 2021
Europe/Paris timezone

Impact and Legacy of the 2010 Paper on Self-force and EOB

Oct 15, 2021, 12:30 PM
Marilyn and James Simons Conference Center (IHES)

Marilyn and James Simons Conference Center


35, route de Chartres 91440 Bures-sur-Yvette (France)


Leor Barack (remote) (University of Southampton)


In a visionary 2010 paper, T. Damour identified the potential of self-force calculations to inform the construction of a strong-field two-body Hamiltonian in general relativity.
The paper, in a way, foretells much of the history of self-force work in the decade that followed. Six self-force calculations were proposed, each providing a handle on a distinct aspect of the strong-field conservative dynamics. Five of these calculations have been performed so far, paying handsome dividends. The sixth calculation is the focus of intense current effort. This talk will give a perspective on the long-lasting legacy of the 2010 paper.

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