Hamiltonian formulation of the second-order self-force in the small mass ratio approximation

APA

Blanco, F. (2024). Hamiltonian formulation of the second-order self-force in the small mass ratio approximation. Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. https://pirsa.org/24040100

MLA

Blanco, Francisco. Hamiltonian formulation of the second-order self-force in the small mass ratio approximation. Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Apr. 17, 2024, https://pirsa.org/24040100

BibTex

          @misc{ scivideos_PIRSA:24040100,
            doi = {10.48660/24040100},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/24040100},
            author = {Blanco, Francisco},
            keywords = {Strong Gravity},
            language = {en},
            title = {Hamiltonian formulation of the second-order self-force in the small mass ratio approximation},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics},
            year = {2024},
            month = {apr},
            note = {PIRSA:24040100 see, \url{https://scivideos.org/pirsa/24040100}}
          }
          

Francisco Blanco Cornell University

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Abstract

The two body problem in general relativity is of great theoretical and observational interest, and can be studied in the post-Newtonian, post-Minkowskian and small mass ratio approximations, as well as with effective one body and fully numerical techniques. An issue that arises is whether the motion can be decomposed into dissipative and conservative sectors for which the conservative sector admits a Hamiltonian description. This has been established to various orders in the post-Newtonian and post-Minkowskian approximations. In this talk, I will go over recent work where we showed that in the small mass ratio approximation, the motion of a (spinning) point particle under the conservative piece of the first-order self force is Hamiltonian in any stationary spacetime. After this, I describe two issues that arise when attempting to extend these results to subleading order in the mass ratio, namely infrared divergences and ambiguities in the conservative/dissipative splittings. I suggest resolutions of these issues and successfully derive a subleading Hamiltonian conservative sector for the scalar self force, as a toy model for the gravitational case.

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