Implications of the Neutron Star Merger GW170817 for Cosmological Scalar-Tensor Theories.

@article{Sakstein2017ImplicationsOT,
  title={Implications of the Neutron Star Merger GW170817 for Cosmological Scalar-Tensor Theories.},
  author={Jeremy Sakstein and B. Jain},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2017},
  volume={119 25},
  pages={
          251303
        }
}
  • Jeremy Sakstein, B. Jain
  • Published 2017
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review letters
  • The LIGO and VIRGO Collaborations have recently announced the detection of gravitational waves from a neutron star-neutron star merger (GW170817) and the simultaneous measurement of an optical counterpart (the γ-ray burst GRB 170817A). The close arrival time of the gravitational and electromagnetic waves limits the difference in speed of photons and gravitons to be less than about 1 part in 10^{15}. This has three important implications for cosmological scalar-tensor gravity theories that are… CONTINUE READING
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