Advances in Astronomy

Relativistic Aspects of Stellar Structures and Modified Theories of Gravity

Publishing date
01 Mar 2021
Submission deadline
30 Oct 2020

1National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan

2The Islamia University, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

3University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

Relativistic Aspects of Stellar Structures and Modified Theories of Gravity

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In the last two decades, modified theories of gravity have attracted much. These modified/alternative theories of gravity have played an important role in investigating some hidden facts of the universe. After being motivated by the original theory and using some complex lagrangians, modified theories like f(R), f(R,T), f(G), f(R,G), f(G,T), have been structured, where R denotes the Ricci scalar, G is the Gauss-Bonnet term, and T is the trace of stress energy tensor.

In astrophysics, stellar structures are generally referred to as white dwarfs, neutron stars including hybrid and quark stars, wormholes, and black holes. White dwarfs and neutron stars originated due to the degeneracy pressure produced by the fundamental particles responsible for their formation. The study of stellar structures in the context of modified theories of gravity is an interesting topic of discussion. The possibility of high radii and masses of neutron stars is an interesting question in the framework of modified gravity. In recent years, the investigation of the existence of wormholes has also been an interesting and attractive topic for researchers. Wormholes are assumptive tube-like geometrical structures connecting two widely separated asymptotically flat universes, or two different asymptotically flat portions of the same universe and have no horizon. The possible existence of exotic or non-exotic matter wormhole solutions in modified theories of gravity is a very interesting debate. In addition to the above-mentioned interesting topics, the bouncing cosmologies are alternative models of the Big Bang scenario. The discussion of bouncing cosmology in modified theories may also be an attractive choice.

The aim of this Special Issue is to collate original research and review articles in this field.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Compact stars in modified gravity
  • Wormhole discussion in modified gravity
  • Cosmological solutions, in particular, the bouncing cosmology in modified gravity
  • Black hole solutions in modified gravity
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