Testing pseudo-complex general relativity with gravitational waves

@article{Nielsen2018TestingPG,
  title={Testing pseudo-complex general relativity with gravitational waves},
  author={A. Nielsen and O. Birnholtz},
  journal={Astronomische Nachrichten},
  year={2018},
  volume={339},
  pages={298-305}
}
We show how the model of pseudo-complex general relativity can be tested using gravitational wave signals from coalescing compact objects. The model, which agrees with Einstein gravity in the weak-field limit, diverges dramatically in the near-horizon regime, with certain parameter ranges excluding the existence of black holes. We show that simple limits can be placed on the model in both the inspiral and ringdown phase of coalescing compact objects. We discuss further how these bounds relate… Expand

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