Fundamental fields around compact objects: Massive spin-2 fields, Superradiant instabilities and Stars with dark matter cores


  • Call:

    FCT / IDPASC call 2012

  • Academic Year:

    2012 /2013

  • Domain:

    General Relativity

  • Supervisor:

    Vitor Cardoso

  • Co-Supervisor:

    Paolo Pani

  • Institution:

    Instituto Superior Técnico

  • Host Institution:

    Instituto Superior Técnico

  • Abstract:

    Axions and other ultralight particles are predicted in a variety of scenarios and solve a number of issues. However, the physics of such light degrees of freedom is poorly understood. This thesis aism at understanding axion physics around black holes and neutron stars.

Thesis Student

  • Student:

    Richard Brito

  • Status:


  • Started At:

    January 01, 2013

  • Ended At:

    July 01, 2016