Black hole scalarization

Stoytcho Yazadjiev ( Eberhard Karls University of T ̈ubingen & Sofia University)

In extended scalar-tensor theories, such as
scalar-Gauss-Bonnet gravity, the black holes can undergo spontaneous
scalarization – a strong gravity phase transition triggered by a
tachyonic instability due to the non-minimal coupling between the
scalar field(s) and the spacetime curvature. This very interesting
phenomenon is the only known dynamical mechanism for endowing black
holes (and other compact objects) with scalar hair without altering
the predictions in the weak-field limit. In this talk, I will present
the basic theoretical ideas behind the spontaneous scalarization and
will review some of the recent achievements in the field.

Zoom Meeting ID: 854 3210 3337
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