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Seminar Series IPHT-MAT
Subjects hep-th
Date Wednesday 19 February 2020
Time 14:15
Institute IPHT
Seminar Room Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774
Speaker's Last Name Geoffrey Compère
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Speaker's Institution Université Libre de Bruxelles
Title Some physics behind supertranslations and superrotations
Abstract I will first provide a bird-eye view upon the infrared structure of gravity. I will shortly describe the relationship between BMS symmetry, soft theorems and memory effects at leading and subleading orders in the large radius expansion, while emphasizing the specificities of super-Lorentz symmetries. Secondly, I will present a no-go result on the soft hair conjecture: supertranslations induced by matter creating and falling inside black holes do not affect Hawking radiation, though they do affect scattering amplitudes. I will start by proving that Unruh radiation is unaffected by supertranslations induced by a shockwave and then show that Hawking radiation is mathematically related to this system, as a consequence of the principle of equivalence. Third, I will explain how BMS symmetry is associated to flux-balance laws that provide constraints upon the motion of binary compact mergers. Finally, I will present the extension of the BMS group to asymptotically de Sitter spacetimes.
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