Cosmology Seminar - Claudio Llinares: Cosmological simulations of scalar tensor theories for gravity beyond the static approximation
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Speaker: Claudio Llinares, UiO, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, Oslo
In the context of scalar tensor theories for gravity, there is a universally adopted hypothesis when running N-body simulations that time derivatives in the equation of motion for the scalar field are negligible. While the approximation greatly simplifies the simulation techniques, its validity is still a matter of debate. I will present a method that can be used to simulate scalar fields beyond the static approximation as well as results coming from non-static cosmological simulations in the context of the symmetron models. These non-static symmetron simulations show in particular that the model can lead to the formation of domain walls. I will conclude by reviewing our latest results on the properties of these particular topological defects.