Long-Lived Inverse Chirp Signals from Core-Collapse in Massive Scalar-Tensor Gravity.

13 Jun 2018

This Letter considers stellar core collapse in massive scalar-tensor theories of gravity. The presence of a mass term for the scalar field allows for dramatic increases in the radiated gravitational wave signal. There are several potential smoking gun signatures of a departure from general relativity associated with this process. These signatures could show up within existing LIGO-Virgo searches.