Can we detect quantum gravity with compact binary inspirals

@article{Jenkins2018CanWD,
title={Can we detect quantum gravity with compact binary inspirals},
author={A. Jenkins and A. G. A. Pithis and M. Sakellariadou},
journal={Physical Review D},
year={2018},
volume={98}
}

Treating general relativity as an effective field theory, we compute the leading-order quantum corrections to the orbits and gravitational-wave emission of astrophysical compact binaries. These corrections are independent of the (unknown) nature of quantum gravity at high energies, and generate a phase shift and amplitude increase in the observed gravitational-wave signal. Unfortunately (but unsurprisingly), these corrections are undetectably small, even in the most optimistic observational… CONTINUE READING