Massive Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Inspirals in Quantum Gravity
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9QH, United Kingdom
2 PRISMA Cluster of Excellence and Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University, 55099 Mainz, Germany
3 Dubna State University, Universitetskaya str. 19, Dubna 141982, Russia
Published online: 31 October 2018
We show that alongside the already observed gravitational waves, quantum gravity predicts the existence of two additional massive classical fields and thus two new massive waves. We set a limit on their masses using data from Eöt-Wash-like experiments. We point out that the existence of these new states is a model independent prediction of quantum gravity. We explain how these new classical fields could impact astrophysical processes and in particular the binary inspirals of black holes. We calculate the emission rate of these new states in binary inspirals astrophysical processes.
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