Departamento de Física

Facultad de Ciencia
Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Seminario de Física - Miércoles 11 de Octubre - 3:30 PM - "Birefringent Light Propagation in Cosmology and its Non-Null Geodesic Behavior"

Fecha: 
10/11/2017 - 15:30

Título: "Birefringent Light Propagation in Cosmology and its Non-Null Geodesic Behavior"

Dr. Felipe Asenjo, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez

Abstract
Exact electromagnetic wave solutions to Maxwell equations on anisotropic Bianchi I cosmological spacetime backgrounds are found. The waves evolving on Bianchi I spacetimes exhibit birefringence (associated to linear polarization) and dispersion. The particular case of a vacuum--dominated anisotropic Universe is studied, which reproduces a Friedmann-Robertson-Walker Universe (for late times) while for earlier times it matches a Kasner Universe. The electromagnetic waves do not, in general, follow null geodesics. This also modified the cosmological redshift, where a new Killing tensor is introduced. Some consequences of these results are discussed.

Miércoles 11 de Octubre de 2017
Sala de Conferencias, 3er piso
Departamento de Física
Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Carrera: 
Doctorado en Ciencia con Mención en Física