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Kara Farnsworth (CWRU)

Date: Tue. November 10th, 2020, 11:30 am-12:30 pm

The Newman-Penrose Map and the Classical Double Copy

Abstract: Double copy relations between gauge and gravitational theories, originally found in the context of string theory and scattering amplitudes, have recently been realized in a classical setting as maps between exact solutions of gauge theories and gravity. I will present a new map between a certain class of real, exact solutions of Einstein’s equations and self-dual solutions of the flat-space vacuum Maxwell equations. This map, which we call the Newman-Penrose map, is well-defined even for non-vacuum, non-stationary spacetimes, providing a systematic framework for exploring gravity solutions in the context of the double copy that have not been previously studied in this setting. I will illustrate the Newman-Penrose map for the Schwarzschild and Kerr black holes, and Kinnersley’s photon rocket, as well as compare them with previous classical double copy results.

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