Stellar Astrophysics and Relativity Research Cluster (STAR)


Here is a list of recent cluster publications, follow the link to access the electronic preprint from the Los Alamos arXiv when available.


  1. V. Faraoni 2015, Cosmological and Black Hole Apparent Horizons (Springer, New York), Lecture Notes in Physics Series vol. 907.
  2. V. Faraoni 2013, Special Relativity (Springer, New York), Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics Series.
  3. P. Labelle 2010, Supersymmetry Demystified (McGraw-Hill, New York).
  4. S. Capozziello & V. Faraoni 2010, Beyond Einstein Gravity: A Survey of Gravitational Theories for Cosmology and Astrophysics (Springer, New York), Fundamental Theories of Physics Series, vol. 170.

Peer-reviewed publications/preprints

  1. V. Faraoni & J. Cote 2018, “Imperfect fluid description of modified gravities”, Phys. Rev. D 98, 084019/1-13 (arXiv:1808.02427).
  2. V Faraoni 2018, “Embedding black holes and other inhomogeneities in the universe in various theories of gravity: a short review”, invited paper in “Theories of Gravity: Alternatives to the Cosmological and Particle Standard Models”, special issue of Universe 4 (10), 109/1-30, S. Bellucci and O. Luongo eds. (arXiv:1810.04667).
  3. S. Nojiri, S.D. Odintsov & V. Faraoni 2018, “Effects of modified gravity on the turnaround radius in cosmology”, Phys. Rev. D 98, 024005 (arXiv:1806.01966).
  4. V. Faraoni, F. Hammad, A.M. Cardini & T. Gobeil 2018, “Revisiting the analogue of the Jebsen-Birkhoff theorem in Brans-Dicke gravity”, Phys. Rev. D 97, 084033/1-6 (arXiv:1801.00804).
  5. V. Faraoni, D.K. Ciftci & S.D. Belknap-Keet 2018, “Symmetry of Brans-Dicke gravity as a novel solution-generating technique”, Phys. Rev. D 97, 064004/1-11 (arXiv:1712.02205).
  6. D.K. Ciftci & V. Faraoni 2018, “Perfect fluid solutions of Brans-Dicke and f(R) cosmology”, Ann. Phys. (NY) 391, 65-82 (arXiv:1711.04026).
  7. V. Faraoni, A.M. Cardini & W.-J. Chung 2018, “Simultaneous baldness and cosmic baldness and the Kottler spacetime”, Phys. Rev. D 97, 024046/1-9 (arXiv:1711.01880).
  8. C. Gao, Y. Lu, Y.-G. Shen & V. Faraoni 2018, “Pulsations of a black hole”, Gen. Rel. Gravit. 50, 15/1-19 (arXiv:1706.08009).
  9. M. Lapierre-Leonard, V. Faraoni & F. Hammad 2017, “Cosmological applications of the Brown-York quasilocal mass”, Phys. Rev. D 96, 083525/1-8 (arXiv:1710.06460).
  10. V. Faraoni & S.D. Belknap-Keet 2017, “New inhomogeneous universes in scalar-tensor and f(R) gravity”, Phys. Rev. D 96, 044040/1-13 (arXiv:1705.05749).
  11. V. Faraoni 2017, “Three new roads to the Planck scale”, Am. J. Phys. 85, 865-869 (arXiv:1705.09749).
  12. V. Faraoni 2017, “Solving the Vialov equation of glaciology in terms of elementary functions”, Mathematical Geosciences 49 (8), 1057-1067 (arXiv:1706.03439).
  13. V. Faraoni 2017, “Jordan frame no-hair for spherical scalar-tensor black holes”, Phys. Rev. D 95, 124013/1-5 (arXiv:1705.07134).
  14. V. Faraoni & M. Lapierre-Leonard 2017, “Beyond lensing by the cosmological constant”, Phys. Rev. D 95, 023509/1-5 (arXiv:1608.03164).
  15. V. Faraoni & A.M. Cardini 2017, “Analogues of glacial valley profiles in particle mechanics and in cosmology”, FACETS 2, 286-300 (arXiv:1608.02542).
  16. V. Faraoni, G.F.R. Ellis, J.T. Firouzjaee, A. Helou & I. Musco 2017, “Foliation dependence of black hole apparent horizons in spherical symmetry”, Phys. Rev. D 95, 024008/1-11 (arXiv:1610.05822).
  17. V. Faraoni, F. Hammad & S.D. Belknap-Keet 2016, “Revisiting the Brans solutions of scalar-tensor gravity”, Phys. Rev. D 94, 104019/1-14 (arXiv:1609.02783).
  18. V. Faraoni 2016, “Volume/area scaling of glaciers and ice caps and their longitudinal profiles”, J. Glaciol. 62, 928-932.
  19. V. Faraoni, S. Belknap-Keet & M. Lapierre-Léonard 2016, “Paczynski-Wiita-like potential for any static spherical black hole in metric theories of gravity”, Phys. Rev. D 93, 044042 (arXiv:1511.00699).
  20. V. Faraoni, A. Prain & A.F. Zambrano Moreno 2016, “Black holes and wormholes subject to conformal mappings”, Phys. Rev. D 93, 024005 (arXiv:1509:04129).
  21. V. Faraoni 2016, “Quasilocal energy in modified gravity”, Class, Quantum Grav. 33, 015007 (arXiv:1508.06849).
  22. F. Hammad 2015, “f(R)-modified gravity, Wald entropy and the generalized uncertainty principle”, Phys. Rev. D 92, 044004 (arXiv:1508.05126).
  23. V. Faraoni, M. Lapierre-Léonard & A. Prain 2015, “Do Newtonian large-scale structure simulations fail to include relativistic effects?”, Phys. Rev. D 92, 023511 (arXiv:1503.02326).
  24. V. Faraoni 2016, “Turnaround radius in modified gravity”, Phys. Dark Universe 11, 11 (arXiv:1508:00475).
  25. F. Hammad 2015, “Radiative corrections in the varying power-law modified gravity”, Phys. Rev. D 91, 124027 (arXiv:1505.06023).
  26. A. Prain, V. Vitagliano, V. Faraoni & M. Lapierre-Léonard 2015, “Hawking-Hayward quasi-local energy under conformal transformations” (arXiv:1501.02977).
  27. M. Richartz, A. Prain, S. Weinfurtner, A.J. Penner & S. Liberati 2014, “Rotating black holes in a draining bathtub: superradiant scattering of gravity waves”, Phys. Rev. D 91, 124018 (arXiv:1411.1662).
  28. G.M.L. Gladwell, T.H. Jones & N.B. Willms 2014, “A test matrix for an inverse eigenvalue problem”, J. Appl. Math. 2014, 515082.
  29. V. Faraoni, J.B. Dent & E.N. Saridakis 2014, “Covariantizing the interaction between dark energy and dark matter”, Phys. Rev. D 90, 063510 (arXiv:1505.7288).
  30. V. Faraoni, A.F. Zambrano Moreno & A. Prain 2014, “Charged McVittie spacetime”, Phys. Rev. D 89, 103514 (arXiv:1404.3929).
  31. V. Faraoni & V. Vitagliano 2014, “Horizon thermodynamics and spacetime mappings”, Phys. Rev. D 89, 064015 (arXiv:1401.1189).
  32. V. Faraoni 2013, “Evolving black hole horizons in general relativity and alternative gravity”, invited paper in Galaxies 1, 114-179, L. Vanzo ed.
  33. V. Faraoni & A.F. Zambrano Moreno 2013, “Are quantization rules for horizon areas universal?”, Phys. Rev. D 88, 044011 (arXiv:1208.3814).
  34. M. Richartz, A. Prain, S. Weinfurtner & S. Liberati 2013, “Superradiant scattering of dispersive fields”, Class. Quantum Grav. 30, 085009 (arXiv:1208.3601).
  35. V. Faraoni & C.S. Protheroe 2013, “Scalar field cosmology in phase space”, Gen. Rel. Gravit. 45, 103-123 (arXiv:1209.3726).
  36. T.P. Sotiriou & V. Faraoni 2012, “Black holes in scalar-tensor gravity”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 081103 (arXiv:1109.6324).
  37. V. Faraoni, A.F. Zambrano Moreno & R. Nandra 2012, “Making sense of the bizarre behaviour of horizons in the McVittie spacetime”, Phys. Rev. D 85, 083526 (arXiv:1202.0762).
  38. L. Vanzo, S. Zerbini & V. Faraoni 2012, “Campanelli-Lousto and veiled spacetimes”, Phys. Rev. D 86, 084031 (arXiv:1208.2513).
  39. V. Faraoni, V. Vitagliano, T.P. Sotiriou & S. Liberati 2012, “Dynamical apparent horizons in inhomogeneous Brans-Dicke universes”, Phys. Rev. D 86, 064040 (arXiv:1205.3945).
  40. I. Bochicchio & V. Faraoni 2012, “Cosmological expansion and local systems: a Lemaitre-Tolman-Bondi model”, Gen. Rel. Gravit. 44, 1479-1487 (arXiv:1111.5266).
  41. V. Faraoni 2012, “Correspondence between a scalar field and an effective perfect fluid”, Phys. Rev. D 85, 024040 (arXiv:1201.1448).
  42. V. Faraoni & A.B. Nielsen 2011, “The horizon entropy increase law for causal and quasi-local horizons and conformal field redefinitions”, Class. Quantum Grav. 28, 175008 (arXiv:1103.2089).
  43. C. Gao, X. Chen, Y.-G. Shen & V. Faraoni 2011, “Black holes in the universe: generalized Lemaitre-Tolman-Bondi solutions”, Phys. Rev. D 84, 104047 (arXiv:1110.6708).
  44. V. Faraoni 2011, “Cosmological apparent and trapping horizons”, Phys. Rev. D 84, 024003 (arXiv:1106.4427).
  45. V. Faraoni 2011, “A symmetry of the spatially flat Friedmann equations with barotropic fluids”, Phys. lett. B 703, 228-231 (arXiv:1108.2102).
  46. V. Faraoni 2010, “Gauge-invariant gravitational wave modes in pre-big bang cosmology”, Eur. Phys. J. C 70, 363-366 (arXiv:1009.0660).
  47. I. Bochicchio & V. Faraoni 2010, “A Lemaitre-Tolman-Bondi cosmological wormhole”, Phys. Rev. D 82, 044040/1-5 (arXiv:1007.5427).
  48. V. Faraoni & A.F. Zambrano Moreno 2010, “Are stealth scalar fields stable?” Phys. Rev. D 81, 124050/1-8 (arXiv:1006.1936).
  49. V. Faraoni 2010, “Black hole entropy in scalar-tensor and f(R) gravity: an overview”, invited paper in Entropy in Quantum Gravity, special issue of Entropy 12, 1246-1263, R. Garattini ed. (arXiv:1005.2327).
  50. T.P. Sotiriou & V. Faraoni 2010, “f(R) theories of gravity”, Rev. Mod. Phys. 82, 451-497 (arXiv:0805.1726, the most-cited paper in the gr-qc electronic archive in 2009-2013 and the second most cited in 2014-2015).
  51. V. Faraoni 2010, “The Jebsen-Birkhoff theorem in alternative gravity”, Phys Rev. D 81, 044002/1-10 (arXiv:1001.2287).
  52. V. Faraoni 2010, “Harrison’s interpretation of the cosmological redshift revisited”, Gen. Relat. Gravit. 42, 851-860 (arXiv:0908.3431).
  53. C. Foster and L.A. Nelson 2009, “The Size, Shape and Orientation of Cosmological Voids in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey”, Astrophys. J. 699, 1252-1260 (arXiv:0904.4721).
  54. V. Faraoni 2009, “The Lagrangian description of perfect fluids and modified gravity with an extra force”, Phys. Rev. D, 80, 124040/1-3 (arXiv:0912.1249).

Conference proceedings, etc.

  1. V. Vitagliano, V. Faraoni, T.P. Sotiriou & S. Liberati 2015, “Apparent horizons in Clifton-Mota-Barrow inhomogenous universes”, in Proceedings of the 13th Marcel Grossman Meeting on General Relativity, Stockholm 2012, K. Rosquist, R.T. Jantzen & R. Ruffini eds. (World Scientific, Singapore), 1385-1387.
  2. V. Faraoni & T.P. Sotiriou 2015, “Absence of scalar hair in scalar-tensor gravity”, in Proceedings of the 13th Marcel Grossman Meeting on General Relativity, Stockholm 2012, K. Rosquist, R.T. Jantzen & R. Ruffini eds. (World Scientific, Singapore), 1119-1121.
  3. V. Faraoni & V. Vitagliano 2015, “Spacetime mappings and horizon thermodynamics”, in Proceeedings of Theory Canada 9, Waterloo, Ontario 2014, special issue of Can. J. Phys., A. Dasgupta, S. Barkanova, S. Gose & M.S. Wartak eds, in press.
  4. V. Faraoni 2013, “Nine years of f(R) gravity”, in Accelerated Cosmic Expansion, Proceedings of the Fourth International Meeting on Gravitation and Cosmology Series: Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings vol. 38, Guadalajara, Mexico 2012, C. Moreno-Gonzalez, J.E. Madriz-Aguilar & L.M. Reyes Barrera eds. (Springer, New York).
  5. V. Faraoni 2012, “Is f(R) gravity viable? The Cauchy problem of metric and Palatini f(R) theories”, in Proceedings of the 12th Marcel Grossman Meeting on General Relativity, Paris 2009, T. Damour, R.T. Jantzen & R. Ruffini eds. (World Scientific, Singapore), 1989-1991.
  6. V. Faraoni 2011, “Horizons and singularity in Clifton’s spherical solution of f(R) vacuum”, in Proceedings, Cosmology, the Quantum Vacuum, and Zeta Functions, Barcelona, March 2010, S.D. Odintsov, D. Saez-Gomez & S. Xambo-Descamps eds. (Springer, New York) 173-181 (arXiv:1005.5397).

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