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Gravitational radiation in Infinite Derivative Gravity and connections to Effective Quantum Gravity

By James Edholm


The Hulse-Taylor binary provides possibly the best test of GR to date. We find the modified quadrupole formula for Infinite Derivative Gravity (IDG). We extend the backreaction formula for propagation of gravitational waves, found previously for Effective Quantum Gravity (EQG) for a flat background and extend this calculation to a de Sitter background for both EQG and IDG. We put tighter constraints on EQG using new LIGO data. We also find the power emitted by a binary system within the IDG framework for both circular and elliptical orbits and use the example of the Hulse-Taylor binary. IDG predicts a slightly lower power than GR, which is exactly the observed result. We also find a lower bound on our mass scale of $M>4.0$ keV, which is $10^6$ larger than the previous result.Comment: 7 pages, accepted for publication in Physical Review

Topics: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology, High Energy Physics - Theory
Publisher: 'American Physical Society (APS)'
Year: 2018
DOI identifier: 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.044049
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