Horava gravity breaks boost invariance in the gravitational sector by introducing a preferred time foliation. The dynamics of this preferred slicing is governed, in the low-energy limit suitable for most astrophysical applications, by three dimensionless parameters $alpha$, $eta$ and $lambda$. The first two of these parameters are tightly bound by solar system and gravitational wave propagation experiments, but $lambda$ remains relatively unconstrained ($0leqlambdalesssim 0.01-0.1$). We restrict here to the parameter space region defined by $alpha=eta=0$ (with $lambda$ kept generic), which in a previous paper we showed to be the only one where black hole solutions are non-pathological at the universal horizon, and we focus on possible violations of the strong equivalence principle in systems involving neutron stars. We compute neutron star 'sensitivities', which parametrize violations of the strong equivalence principle at the leading post-Newtonian order, and find that they vanish identically, like in the black hole case, for $alpha=eta=0$ and generic $lambda eq0$. This implies that no violations of the strong equivalence principle (neither in the conservative sector nor in gravitational wave fluxes) can occur at the leading post-Newtonian order in binaries of compact objects, and that data from binary pulsars and gravitational interferometers are unlikely to further constrain $lambda$.

Neutron star sensitivities in Hořava gravity after GW170817 / Barausse, Enrico. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW D. - ISSN 2470-0010. - 100:8(2019), pp. 1-11. [10.1103/PhysRevD.100.084053]

Neutron star sensitivities in Hořava gravity after GW170817

Enrico Barausse
2019

Abstract

Horava gravity breaks boost invariance in the gravitational sector by introducing a preferred time foliation. The dynamics of this preferred slicing is governed, in the low-energy limit suitable for most astrophysical applications, by three dimensionless parameters $alpha$, $eta$ and $lambda$. The first two of these parameters are tightly bound by solar system and gravitational wave propagation experiments, but $lambda$ remains relatively unconstrained ($0leqlambdalesssim 0.01-0.1$). We restrict here to the parameter space region defined by $alpha=eta=0$ (with $lambda$ kept generic), which in a previous paper we showed to be the only one where black hole solutions are non-pathological at the universal horizon, and we focus on possible violations of the strong equivalence principle in systems involving neutron stars. We compute neutron star 'sensitivities', which parametrize violations of the strong equivalence principle at the leading post-Newtonian order, and find that they vanish identically, like in the black hole case, for $alpha=eta=0$ and generic $lambda eq0$. This implies that no violations of the strong equivalence principle (neither in the conservative sector nor in gravitational wave fluxes) can occur at the leading post-Newtonian order in binaries of compact objects, and that data from binary pulsars and gravitational interferometers are unlikely to further constrain $lambda$.
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Barausse, Enrico
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