Gravitational lensing by eigenvalue distributions of random matrix models



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Martínez Alonso, Luis and Medina Reus, Elena (2018) Gravitational lensing by eigenvalue distributions of random matrix models. Classical and quantum gravity, 35 (9). ISSN 0264-9381

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We propose to use eigenvalue densities of unitary random matrix ensembles as mass distributions in gravitational lensing. The corresponding lens equations reduce to algebraic equations in the complex plane which can be treated analytically. We prove that these models can be applied to describe lensing by systems of edge-on galaxies. We illustrate our analysis with the Gaussian and the quartic unitary matrix ensembles.

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We wish to thank G. Alvarez for his help and many useful conversations. The financial support of the Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad under Project No. FIS2015-63966-P is also gratefully acknowledged.

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Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Physics-Mathematical models
Sciences > Physics > Mathematical physics
ID Code:47471
Deposited On:11 May 2018 17:15
Last Modified:10 Dec 2018 15:09

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