Authors: Kent Yagi, Nicolas Yunes, Takahiro Tanaka
Date: 25 Aug 2012
Abstract: Dynamical Chern-Simons gravity cannot be strongly constrained with current experiments because it reduces to General Relativity in the weak-field limit. This theory, however, introduces modifications in the non-linear, dynamical regime, and thus, it could be greatly constrained with gravitational waves from the late inspiral of black hole binaries. We complete the first self-consistent calculation of such gravitational waves in this theory. We find that future gravitational wave detectors could place constraints that are 6 orders of magnitude stronger than current ones.
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