WG3: Black holes and fundamental physicsLed by Thomas Sotiriou, Thomas.Sotiriou _at_ nottingham.ac.uk
New fields, new interactions or any departure from the textbook description of gravity or particle physics might very well make their first appearance in the strong gravity regime. The main goal of WG3 is to create links between fundamental physics and black holes observations, in search of new physics. In particular it aims to:
(i) use data from observations (WG1) and modelling (WG2) in order to vindicate/disprove theoretical predictions regarding the structure and properties of BHs;
(ii) obtain novel predictions and use them to guide targeted observations and modelling;
(iii) act as a link between this COST action and other communities (e.g. cosmology and theoretical physics).
A key activity of WG3 will be the “Gravity Data Group” initiative, which will collect and comprehensively present all constraints on gravity theories. This initiative will be cross-disciplinary and open to nonmembers of the action.
WG3a: Testing the Black Holes hypothesis
herdeiro _at_ ua.pt
WG3b: Strong field parametrizations
kyagi _at_ princeton.edu
WG3c: Black holes beyond General Relativity
barausse _at_ iap.fr
WG3d: Black hole perturbation theory and fundamental physics
Paolo.Pani _at_ roma1.infn.it
WG3e: Binaries in alternative theories of gravity
carlos.palenzuela _at_ uib.es