Jan 13 – 16, 2020
IFPU, Miramare campus, Trieste, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Coalescence of Exotic Compact Objects

Jan 16, 2020, 10:00 AM
IFPU, Miramare campus, Trieste, Italy

IFPU, Miramare campus, Trieste, Italy

Via Beirut 2, Trieste, Italy


Miguel Bezares (SISSA)


The direct detection of gravitational waves (GWs) by the LIGO and VIRGO interferometric detectors has begun a new era of GW astronomy, allowing us to study the strong regime of gravity through GW signals produced by coalescence of compact objects. In this talk, I will present our numerical studies on coalescence of binary Exotic Compact Objects (ECOs) performed by solving the Einstein equations with different types of exotic matter: boson stars, dark boson stars and Neutron Stars that contain a small fraction of dark matter particles clustered inside. These binaries lead to different dynamics and gravitational waves emission during their coalescence, which might be crucial to distinguish them with current/future LIGO and Virgo observations.

Primary authors

Miguel Bezares (SISSA) Dr Carlos Palenzuela (Universidad de las Islas Baleares)

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