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.

Date & Time

October 31, 2022 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm


Princeton University, Jadwin Hall, Princeton Gravity Initiative, 4th Floor & Zoom


Maximiliano Isi


Flatiron Instititue