HET Seminar  Radu Roiban, Penn State  “Perspectives on the GenerallyRelativistic TwoBody Problem from Double Copy & EFT” Bloomberg Lecture Hall
Event Description
While the flat space twobody problem is integrable, the generallyrelativistic one is not starting at the nexttoleading order.
In the appropriate classical limit, scattering amplitudebased techniques can yield the classical interaction of massive bodies to all orders in their velocities and to fixed order in the expansion in Newton's constant, that is a fixed order in the postMinkowskian (relativistic weakfield) expansion.
In this talk we review an amplitudesbased framework for such calculations and the derivation of the third order in the postMinkowskian expansion for the conservative Hamiltonian of a compact spinless binary system. We also describe the scattering angle at this order as well as a first comparison with numerical GR.

