Special Issue "Observational and Theoretical Strategies to Inquire about the Physics and Symmetries of Standard and Exotic Compact Objects"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 678

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Vittorio De Falco
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Guest Editor
Scuola Superiore Meridionale, Naples, Italy
Interests: theoretical general relativity; Poynting-Robertson effect
Dipartimento di Fisica “Ettore Pancini”, Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”, Complesso Universitario di Monte Sant'Angelo, Via Cinthia, 21, 80126 Napoli, Italy
Interests: gravitation theory; cosmology; astrophysics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The actual breakthrough discoveries in high-energy astrophysics represented by the direct detection of gravitational waves and images of matter moving around a black hole led to significant developments in relativistic astrophysics. Indeed, new methodologies to investigate the physics and symmetries of standard (black holes and neutron stars) and exotic (wormholes, boson stars, etc.) compact objects have been and are still being proposed due to present and near-future sensitive data to be benchmarked with the outcomes from theoretical models. 

This Special Issue aims to gather original observational and theoretical strategies in relativistic astrophysics with the goal to increase our knowledge around the physics of standard and exotic compact objects. An important issue is also represented by the symmetries imposed on the mathematical solutions to describe the aforementioned astrophysical objects. We cordially invite researchers to contribute their original and high-quality research papers which will inspire advances in observational and theoretical relativistic astrophysics. Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Symmetry in compact objects
  • Ray-tracing techniques and images
  • Shadow of a compact object
  • Accretion disk dynamics
  • Quasi-periodic oscillations
  • Analytical methods and results
  • Numerical relativity
  • Observational data analysis
  • Gravitational waves
  • Quasi-normal modes
  • Radiation processes
  • Magnetic fields

Dr. Vittorio De Falco
Dr. Daniele Vernieri
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • accretion, accretion disks
  • black hole physics
  • chaos
  • dense matter
  • dynamo
  • equation of state
  • exotic compact objects
  • gravitation
  • gravitational lensing: strong
  • gravitational waves
  • hydrodynamics magnetohydrodynamics (MHD)
  • line: profiles
  • magnetic fields and magnetic reconnection
  • methods: analytical, data analysis, observational, numerical, miscellaneous
  • neutrinos
  • plasmas
  • radiation: dynamics and mechanisms: general
  • radiative transfer
  • relativistic processes
  • stars: neutron

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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