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Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Mississippi


Event Information:

  • Tue


    4:00 pmLewis Hall 101

    Richard Brito
    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.