Special Issue "Exact Solutions in Classical Field Theory: Solitons, Black Holes and Boson Stars"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 November 2020).
Interests: higher spin gauge theories; supergravity and duality; fractional spin fields and anyons; BRST-BV formalism; Weyl invariance in gravity; Poisson sigma models; AKSZ quantization; AdS/CFT
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Interests: higher spin gauge theories; gravitational theories in three space-time dimensions; AdS/CFT
Compact objects is the name given to solutions in General Relativity (or alternative models of gravity) that are typically so dense that the curvature of space–time around them has detectable effects. An extreme case exists, which is realized and observed in Nature: Black Holes. There exists at least one alternative to black holes, albeit more exotic, given by compact objects made out of bosonic fields, the simplest example being the boson star made of a complex valued, massive scalar field.
The study of compact objects as dense as black holes and boson stars is interesting in its own right. It is also very important from another perspective: Since these objects create very strong gravitational fields, they also are an ideal testing ground for alternative models of gravity and/or for testing the limits of General Relativity. The latter theory works extremely well in the weak regime but has not been explored in full detail in the very strong regime. This Special Issue is dedicated to exact solutions to Einstein–Yang–Mills-type theories and their various extensions.Prof. Dr. Nicolas Boulanger
Dr. Andrea Campoleoni
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