Joint cosmology seminar at Tufts:
Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 2:30 pm
574 Boston Ave, Room 310
Refreshments at 2:00 outside room 304
Black Hole Spindown by Light Bosons
Light bosons, if they exist, are emitted by astrophysical black holes (via the superradiant instability). The boson emission rate and the resulting black hole spindown rate are calculated. The potential of black hole observations for ruling out (or discovering) light bosons is discussed.