Theses and Dissertations
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. Matthew Benacquista
Dr. Joseph Romano
Dr. Soma Mukherjee
Gravitational waves under the effect of a positive Cosmological Constant Λ has been a long time puzzle. To date, the full wave solution is still under construction, while attempts have been made to solve the linearized equations. We present a detailed derivative of the linearized Einstein’s Equations in a covariant manner, then solve for a lowest order perturbation in Λ. Results suggest that the Cosmological Constant has a large contribution to the phase of gravitational waves, which might be detectable.
Liang, Shuang, "Does lowest order perturbation of Λ affect LIGO detection?" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 204.
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