Soft Gravitons & the Memory Effect for Plane Gravitational Waves

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Zhang, P. -M.; Duval, C.; Gibbons, G. W.; Horvathy, P. A.;
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.96.064013
  • Subject: High Energy Physics - Theory | Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
    arxiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology

The "gravitational memory effect" due to an exact plane wave provides us with an elementary description of the diffeomorphisms associated with soft gravitons. It is explained how the presence of the latter may be detected by observing the motion of freely falling partic... View more
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