Tue29Mar20164:00 pmLewis Hall 101
Gravitation in Técnico
Instituto Superior Técnico — CENTRA
Interaction Between Bosonic Fields and Compact Objects
Fundamental bosonic fields generically arise as possible dark matter candidates and in extensions of General Relativity, but are also a useful proxy for more complex interactions. In this talk I will discuss the rich phenomenology of fundamental bosonic fields around black holes and compact stars. In particular I will discuss: (i) the interaction of self-gravitating bosonic structures with compact stars; (ii) superradiant instabilities around black holes and how it can be used to constrain particle masses.