Black hole (de)scalarization in compact binaries

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Hector Silva (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics)
It was recently shown that a broad class of gravity theories allows for spontaneous scalarization of black holes, letting these objects grow “scalar hair” once certain conditions are met and to remain “bald” otherwise. So far, most works on the topic have focused on isolated black holes, but from an observational point of view it is important to start analysing the two-body problem and explore what imprints scalarization can have on gravitational waves emitted by coalescing compact binaries. In this talk I will give a broad overview about black hole scalarization and report on recent progress made in analysing this effect in binary black hole systems.


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