Testing General Relativity with black hole X-ray data

TYPEAstrophysics Seminar
Speaker:Cosimo Bambi
Affiliation:Department of Physics, Fudan University
Time:14:30 - 15:30
LocationOn Zoom

The theory of General Relativity has successfully passed a large number of observational tests. The theory has been extensively tested in the weak-field regime with experiments in the Solar System and observations of binary pulsars. The past 5-6 years have seen significant advancements in the study of the strong-field regime, which can now be tested with gravitational waves, X-ray data, and mm Very Long Baseline Interferometry observations. In my talk, I will summarize the state-of-the-art of the tests of General Relativity with black hole X-ray data, discussing its recent progress and future developments