EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 134, 2017Subnuclear Structure of Matter: Achievements and Challenges
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Published online||26 January 2017|
Connecting Compton and Gravitational Compton Scattering
Department of Physics-LGRT, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
Published online: 26 January 2017
The study of Compton scattering—S + γ → S + γ—at MAMI and elsewhere has led to a relatively successful understanding of proton structure via its polarizabilities. The recent observation of gravitational radiation observed by LIGO has raised the need for a parallel understanding of gravitational Compton scattering—S + g → S + g—and we show here how it can be obtained from ordinary Compton scattering by use of the double copy theorem.
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