Jul 5 – 10, 2021
Europe/Rome timezone

Session

Scalar Fields in Cosmology

BS1
Jul 5, 2021, 4:30 PM

Conveners

Scalar Fields in Cosmology: Block 1

  • Carlos Herdeiro (Aveiro University, Portugal)
  • Alfredo Macias (Physics Department. Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa)

Scalar Fields in Cosmology: Block 2

  • Alfredo Macias (Physics Department. Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa)
  • Carlos Herdeiro (Aveiro University, Portugal)

Description

In the last years, the scalar field is becoming an interesting field of study in Cosmology and Astrophysics. It appears in the formulation of many phenomena in gravitational theories. Scalar fields occur throughout physics, as spin--zero quantum fields. A scalar field is always present in the context of Dirac's large number hypothesis and also in all unified field theories; it appears as a possible type of matter, i.e., as dilatons and as inflatons in the early periods of the Universe, as a candidate to describe the dark matter nature, and as a possible Bose-Einstein condensates. The purpose of this session is to discuss different bosonic systems, scalar fields, appearing in Cosmology and Astrophysics.

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