2-6 December 2019
Kavli IPMU, Kashiwa, Japan
Asia/Tokyo timezone

Anand Hedge: Gravitational Thomas Precession: New Window to Study PBHs

6 Dec 2019, 13:25
Lecture Hall (Kavli IPMU, Kashiwa, Japan)

Lecture Hall

Kavli IPMU, Kashiwa, Japan

Kashiwa, Japan


Thomas Precession e?ect is purely a relativistic e?ect which has been studied extensively in the premises of Special Relativity. From a relativist's perspective, it is due to the non-commutative nature of Lorentz groups. Thomas Precession in the context of general relativity can be realized as a Fermi-Walker transport equa- tion. In this paper, we study Thomas Precession of spin vector upon a passage of gravitational waves. We observe that, the gravitational waves produce Gravi- tational Thomas Precession when they pass through the system characterized by spin. Conventionally the consequence of Thomas Precession in special relativistic regime can be observed in the ?ne structure of Hydrogen. We ?nd out that, in the case if simpli?ed toy model of binary mergers, the ?ne structure energy levels of hydrogen to be shifted. This is unique signature of the source and encoded like a memory in the atomic spectra. We further propose this e?ect can be observed in events involving Primordial Black Holes(PBHs) of mass as light as O(10􀀀13)M?. In this paper we examine the signatures of distribution of primordial blackholes us- ing aforementioned gravitational Thomas Precession. Further we propose the idea of mapping the background in terms of this new Gravitational Thomas Precession e?ect and thereby, use it to probe and put constraint on mass spectrum.

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