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Gravitational wave detection event GW170817 rules out general relativity in favor of vector gravity?
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题目:Gravitational wave detection event GW170817 rules out general relativity in favor of vector gravity?

报告人:Anatoly Svidzinsky, Texas A&M University, USA

地点: 仲英楼B253

时间: 521日,周二,16:30-17:30pm


The observation of gravitational waves by the three LIGO-Virgo interferometers allows the examination of the polarization of gravitational waves. We analyze the binary neutron star event GW170817, whose source location and distance are determined precisely by concurrent electromagnetic observations. Applying a signal accumulation procedure to the LIGO-Virgo strain data, we find ratios of the signals detected by the three interferometers. We conclude that the signal ratios are inconsistent with the predictions of general relativity, but consistent with the recently proposed vector theory of gravity [1,2]. Moreover, we find that vector gravity yields a distance to the source in agreement with the astronomical observations. If our analysis [3,4] is correct, Einstein’s general theory of relativity is ruled out in favor of vector gravity at 99% confidence level and future gravitational wave detections by three or more observatories should confirm this conclusion with higher precision.


[1] A. A. Svidzinsky,Vector theory of gravity: Universe without black holes and solution of dark energy problem,Physica Scripta 92, 125001 (2017).

[2] A. A. Svidzinsky,Simplified equations for gravitational field in the vector theory of gravity and new insights into dark energy,Physics of the Dark Universe (2019), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dark.2019.100321.

[3] A. A. Svidzinsky and R. C. Hilborn,GW170817 event rules out general relativity in favor of vector gravity,arXiv:1804.03520v2 [physics.gen-ph] (2018).

[4] A. A. Svidzinsky and R. C. Hilborn,Comment on “Tests of general relativity with GW170817”,arXiv:1812.02604 [physics.gen-ph] (2018).


Dr. Anatoly Svidzinsky is now a research associate professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Texas A&M University. He obtained his Ph. D of physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia in 1997 and Stanford University, USA in 2001. He conducted his post-doctoral research at Stanford University, University of Delaware and Texas A&M University from 2001-2007. Dr. Svidzinsky has a variety of broad interests including Quantum optics, Bose-Einsten condensation, Superconductivity, Chemical physics and Astrophysics. He is a Fellow of the American Optical Society (2018) and has 110 publications with citation over 3500 and H-index 32.

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