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Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Maths HEP Lunchtime Seminars: Looking beyond the Planck Scale via Horava-Lifshitz gravity

Presented by Jiro Soda, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University

22 May 2009 13:00 in CM219



In this talk, I will try to look beyond the Planck scale with
primordial gravitational waves produced during inflation in Horava gravity.
I will show you that primordial gravitational waves are circularly
polarized due to parity violation. The chirality of primordial
gravitational waves is a quite robust prediction of Horava gravity
which can be tested through observations of cosmic microwave
background radiation and stochastic gravitational waves.

Contact pau.figueras@durham.ac.uk or charles.young@durham.ac.uk for more information