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About the Role of Generic Bosons in the Dark side of the Cosmos


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May 11, 2021 | 12:00 pm.

Virtual seminar by zoom

About the activity

In this talk I will review some basic ideas behind the formalism of Bose-Einstein condensation and its role in modern Astrophysics and Cosmology. In other words, I will explore the possibility that dark matter could be formed by generic scalars or bosons in the form of a condensed phase or a Bose-Einstein condensate and also discuss its eventual relation with the socalled boson stars. Additionally, I will present some insights related to the dark energy equation of state interpreted in terms of “a gas of generalized elementary excitations” or exotic quasi-particles, hovering over a quiescent background or a condensed phase.


Elías Castellanos Alcántara has a PhD in Physics from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Iztapalapa, UAM-I. He did a postdoctoral stay at the Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity or ZARM of the University of Bremen, in Bremen Germany and other in the Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados (CINVESTAV) of the Instituto Politécnico Nacional in Mexico City. He is a member of the National System of Researchers Level 1 in Mexico. Also, he obtained the Medal "Al Mérito Universitario" of the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana.

The lines of research he develops are fundamentals of Bose-Einstein Condensation, Bose-Einstein condensates as tools in Gravitational Physics, Scalar Fields as Bose-Einstein condensates, Scalar Field Dark Matter.