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Special Issue "Inflation, Black Holes and Gravitational Waves"
A special issue of Universe (ISSN 2218-1997).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019.
School of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
Interests: relativistic gravity and cosmology; theoretical research on the nature of gravity; modification of gravity theory; cosmic inflation model; accelerated expansion of the universe; dark energy; gravitational waves
Department of Physics, Key Laboratory of Low Dimensional Quantum Structures and Quantum Control of Ministry of Education, and Synergetic Innovation Center for Quantum Effects and Applications, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China
Interests: quantum field theory; classical and quantum black holes; holographic superconductivity; relativistic quantum information
Physics Department, Baylor University, One Bear Place #97316, Waco, Texas 76798-7316, USA
Interests: inflationary universe and cosmological perturbations; gravitational waves; dark energy; dark matter; black hole thermodynamics and their formations; general relativity and alternative theories of gravity; quantization of gravity
1 Center for Gravitation and Cosmology, College of Physical Science and Technology, Yangzhou University, 180 Siwangting Road, Yangzhou 225009, China
2 School of Aeronautics and astronautics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai 200240, China
Interests: general Relativity; black hole physics; cosmology
Inflation not only solves the horizon, flatness, and magnetic monopole problems, but it also provides the seeds for the large-scale structure by the quantum fluctuations of the inflations. The primordial density perturbation and gravitational waves leave imprints on the cosmic microwave background radiation, which can be used to test the inflationary scenario. Furthermore, inflation may be used to probe the effect of quantum gravity. In some inflationary models, large density perturbations at small scales may be generated to produce primordial black holes as the dark matter candidate. At the same time, the large density perturbations might generate secondary gravitational waves through scalar tensor mixing. Primordial black holes and secondary gravitational waves may be detected by the current and future gravitational wave detectors, although binary black holes are currently mainly detected by LIGO/Virgo detectors. Of course, the detections of gravitational waves by LIGO/Virgo scientific collaboration will start a new era of multi-messenger astronomy and open a new window to probing black hole physics and the nature of gravity.
Thus, in the Special Issue, “Inflation, Black Holes and Gravitational Waves”, we would like to focus on inflationary models, quantum gravity effects in inflationary observables, the production of primordial black hole dark matter and secondary gravitational waves, black hole physics, gravitational waves in modified gravity and the constraints on modified gravity by gravitational waves, gravitational wave cosmology, and gravitational wave physics.
It is our great pleasure to serve as the Guest Editors of this Special Issue, and we invite our colleagues to submit their works to this Special Issue. In the following, we give a series of topics which we hope our colleagues will be greatly interested in:
- Inflationary models and quantum gravity effects in inflationary observables;
- The production of primordial black hole dark matter and secondary gravitational waves;
- Gravitational waves in modified gravity and the constraints on modified gravity by gravitational waves;
- Gravitational waves as standard sirens to measure the cosmological parameters and study cosmology;
- Gravitational wave lensing;
- Gravitational wave astronomy.
Prof. Dr. Yungui Gong
Prof. Dr. Jiliang Jing
Prof. Dr. Anzhong Wang
Prof. Dr. Bin Wang
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- black holes
- primordial black hole dark matter
- quantum gravity effects
- modified gravity
- gravitational waves
- gravitational wave lensing
- cosmological parameters