Gravitational self-force in non-vacuum spacetimes: an effective field theory derivation

13 Jul 2015 Zimmerman Peter

In this paper we investigate the motion of small compact objects in non-vacuum spacetimes using methods from effective field theory in curved spacetime. Although a vacuum formulation is sufficient in many astrophysical contexts, there are applications such as the role of the self-force in enforcing cosmic-censorship in the context of the overcharging problem, which necessitate an extension into the non-vacuum regime... (read more)

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  • GENERAL RELATIVITY AND QUANTUM COSMOLOGY