Adam Pound,1 J. P. Carbotte,2,3 and E. J. Nicol4 1School of Mathematics, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom 2Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University,… (More)

Using black hole perturbation theory and arbitrary-precision computer algebra, we obtain the post-Newtonian (pN) expansions of the linear-in-mass-ratio corrections to the spin-precession angle and… (More)

We have used transmission ellipsometry to measure the glass transition temperature, T(g), of freely-standing films of atactic and syndiotactic poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA). We have prepared films… (More)

Using a rigorous method of matched asymptotic expansions, I derive the equation of motion of a small, compact body in an external vacuum spacetime through second order in the body's mass (neglecting… (More)

We present a method to integrate the equations of motion that govern bound, accelerated orbits in Schwarzschild spacetime. At each instant the true worldline is assumed to lie tangent to a reference… (More)

In general-relativistic perturbation theory, a point mass accelerates away from geodesic motion due to its gravitational self-force. Because the self-force is small, one can often approximate the… (More)

The inspirals of stellar-mass mass compact objects into massive black holes in the centres of galaxies are one of the most important sources of gravitational radiation for spacebased detectors like… (More)

Through second order in perturbative general relativity, a small compact object in an external vacuum spacetime obeys a generalized equivalence principle: although it is accelerated with respect to… (More)

We calculate the density of states (DOS) in graphene for electrons coupled to a phonon in an external magnetic field. We find that coupling to an Einstein mode of frequency ωE not only shifts and… (More)

When a small, uncharged, compact object is immersed in an external background spacetime, at zeroth order in its mass it moves as a test particle in the background. At linear order, its own… (More)