Enrico Barausse


Position:
Associate Professor
Affiliation:
APP
Email:
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Office:
531
Phone:
+39 040 3787 867
Webpage:
https://people.sissa.it/~barausse/

Research interests

    • The astrophysics of massive black-hole binaries
    • Testing General relativity with gravitational observations
    • Gravitational-wave astronomy

    Grants

    ERC Consolidator Grant - GRavity from Astrophysical to Microscopic Scales (GRAMS) Funding: 1,993,920 euros; PI: Enrico Barausse

    General Relativity describes gravity on a huge range of scales, field strengths and velocities. However, despite its successes, GR has been showing its age. Cosmological data support the existence of a Dark Sector, but may also be interpreted as a breakdown of our understanding of gravity. Indeed, gravitational theories can be built to reproduce the large-scale behaviour of the Universe (i.e. the existence of Dark Energy and/or Dark Matter) without any actual Dark Sector, while at the same time passing local tests of gravity thanks to non-perturbative screening mechanisms. GRAMS will explore the possibility that this non-perturbative screening may fail in the strong-field, highly dynamical systems that emit gravitational waves for LIGO and Virgo. This will allow for using gravitational wave observation to confirm or rule out a modified gravity origin for the Dark Sector.


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