Examples of standing gravitational waves in general relativity

Date: piątek, 25 marca, 2022
Time: 11:00
Location: ICTQT room 42

Speaker: Sebastian Szybka  (Jagiellonian University)

Abstract Standing waves are a quite common phenomenon in physics.They are well understood in linear theories. In Einstein’s gravity, which is a nonlinear theory, the lack of superposition principle complicates studies. I will present exact solutions to Einstein equations that correspond to standing gravitational waves. They provide useful toy-models that allow to investigate the phenomenon.