Gravitational waves and fundamental physics

Gravitational waves were first detected indirectly through observations of the orbital decay of the Hulse-Taylor binary. As the pulsars orbit, they radiate energy in the form of gravitational waves, which means the potential energy and hence distance between the two must decrease in order to compensate. As shown in Fig. 1, the observations of this… Continue reading Gravitational waves and fundamental physics


WP2 meeting: introduction to effective field theory

On November 22 we held a meeting at UCL to introduce the PhD and postdoctoral scientists recently joining the project to the standard model effective field theory. As many as 26 participants attended ! Excellent pedagogical talks were given, triggering lively discussions. We are gearing up to squeeze the most out of the LHC collision… Continue reading WP2 meeting: introduction to effective field theory