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Spatial variations of the fine-structure constant in symmetron models

Marvin F. Silva

We investigate the variation of the fine-structure constant alpha in symmetron models using N-body simulations in which the full spatial distribution of alpha at different redshifts has been calculated. In particular, we present simulated sky maps for the alpha variation, and the corresponding power spectrum. Our results show that in these models alpha has a dependence on lookback time which could be detected by a sufficiently accurate ELT-HIRES.

2013 November 12, 13:30

Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (Classroom)
Rua das Estrelas, 4150-762 Porto

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia