3-10 August 2016
Chicago IL USA
US/Central timezone
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Dense Axion Stars

Aug 6, 2016, 6:00 PM
Riverwalk A/B

Riverwalk A/B

Poster Astro-particle Physics and Cosmology Poster Session


Eric Braaten (Ohio State University)


Axions are described by a relativistic field theory with a real scalar field whose self-interaction potential is periodic. Low energy axions can be described more simply by a nonrelativistic effective field theory with a complex scalar field called $\textit{axion EFT}$. An axion stars is a gravitationally bound collection of axions. We use axion EFT to calculate the properties of a new class of axion stars called $\textit{dense axion stars}$, in which the attractive gravitational force is balanced by the mean-field pressure of the axion Bose-Einstein condensate.

Primary authors

Mr Abhishek Mohapatra (The Ohio State University) Prof. Eric Braaten (The Ohio State University) Mr Hong Zhang (The Ohio State University)

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