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Solitonic Boson Stars: Numerical solutions beyond the thin-wall approximation

Jun. 09 - 14:30 - 2022

Speaker: Daniela Doneva (Tuebingen Univ.)

Title: Solitonic boson stars: Numerical solutions beyond the thin-wall approximation

Abstract:

In this paper we present several set of solutions of static and spherically symmetric solitonic boson stars. Each set is characterized by the value of σ that defines the solitonic potential in the complex scalar field theory. The main features peculiar to this potential occur for small values of σ, but for which the equations become so stiff as to pose numerical challenges. Without making approximations we build the sets for decreasing σ values and show how they change their behavior in the parameter space, giving special attention to the region where thin-wall configurations dwell. The validity of the thin-wall approximation is explored as well as the possibility of the solution sets being discontinuous. We investigate five different possible definitions of a radius for boson stars and employ them to calculate the compactness of each solution in order to assess how different the outcomes might be.

Room: Sala de Reuniões e Seminários (2-8.3) (2nd Floor of Physics Building)

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