Princeton University Gravity Initiative Fall Seminar Series
Probing Strong Gravity with Black Hole Ringdowns
Abstract: Gravitational waves provide a unique observational handle on the properties of strong, dynamical gravity. Black hole ringdowns, in particular, cleanly encode information about the structure of black holes, allowing us to test fundamental principles like the no-hair theorem and the area law. In this talk, I will review the status of this effort, including recent observational results and remaining challenges.