Balzan Lectures

Gravitational Scattering at High Energies

by Rodolfo Russo (Queen Mary University of London et IHES)

Centre de conférences Marilyn et James Simons (IHES)

Centre de conférences Marilyn et James Simons


Le Bois Marie 35, route de Chartres 91440 Bures-sur-Yvette

The ultrarelativistic scattering of two "elementary" objects interacting gravitationally is a problem that has inspired several interesting developments over the last four decades. I will review some of these developments in (super)gravity and string theory, and finally discuss how they are helping us to better understand gravitational binaries in general.

Supported by the "2021 Balzan Prize for Gravitation: Physical and Astrophysical Aspects", awarded to Thibault Damour

Organized by

Thibault Damour