Kaplanek, Greg Burgess, C.P.
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Journal of High Energy Physics

Temporal evolution of a comoving qubit coupled to a scalar field in de Sitter space is studied with an emphasis on reliable extraction of late-time behaviour. The phenomenon of critical slowing down is observed if the effective mass is chosen to be sufficiently close to zero, which narrows the window of parameter space in which the Markovian approx...

Bern, Zvi Cheung, Clifford Roiban, Radu Shen, Chia-Hsien Solon, Mikhail P. Zeng, Mao
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Journal of High Energy Physics

We describe a systematic framework for computing the conservative potential of a compact binary system using modern tools from scattering amplitudes and effective field theory. Our approach combines methods for integration and matching adapted from effective field theory, generalized unitarity, and the double-copy construction, which relates gravit...

Brümmer, F.
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Journal of High Energy Physics

In some models of thermal relic dark matter, the relic abundance may be set by inelastic scattering processes (rather than annihilations) becoming inefficient as the universe cools down. This effect has been called coscattering. We present a procedure to numerically solve the full momentum-dependent Boltzmann equations in coscattering, which allows...

Harlander, Robert V. Klappert, Jonas Liebler, Stefan Simon, Lukas
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Journal of High Energy Physics

Introducing version 2 of the code [email protected] [1], we study the effects of a number of new-physics scenarios on the Higgs-Strahlung process. In particular, the cross section is evaluated within a general 2HDM and the MSSM. While the Drell-Yan-like contributions are consistently taken into account by a simple rescaling of the SM result, the gluon-initia...

Buchbinder, Evgeny I. Lukas, Andre Ovrut, Burt A. Ruehle, Fabian
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Journal of High Energy Physics

We consider non-perturbative superpotentials from world-sheet instantons wrapped on holomorphic genus zero curves in heterotic string theory. These superpotential contributions feature prominently in moduli stabilization and large field axion inflation, which makes their presence or absence, as well as their functional dependence on moduli, an impo...

Attems, Maximilian Bea, Yago Casalderrey-Solana, Jorge Mateos, David Zilhão, Miguel
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Journal of High Energy Physics

We use holography to develop a physical picture of the real-time evolution of the spinodal instability of a four-dimensional, strongly-coupled gauge theory with a first-order, thermal phase transition. We numerically solve Einstein’s equations to follow the evolution, in which we identify four generic stages: a first, linear stage in which the inst...

Hashimoto, Akikazu Kutasov, David
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Journal of High Energy Physics

We calculate the torus partition sum of a general CFT2 with left and right moving conserved currents J and J¯\documentclass[12pt]{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{wasysym} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{upgreek} \setlength{\oddsidemargin}{-69pt} \begin{document}$$ \overline{...

Antusch, Stefan Hohl, Christian Susič, Vasja
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Journal of High Energy Physics

Since SO(10) GUTs unify all fermions of the Standard Model plus a right-chiral neutrino in a representation 16 per family, they have the potential to be maximally predictive regarding the ratios between the masses (or Yukawa couplings) of different fermion types, i.e. the up-type quarks, down-type quarks, charged leptons and neutrinos. We analyze t...

Dandekar, Yogesh Saha, Arunabha
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Journal of High Energy Physics

We derive the effective equations of the membranes dual to black holes in a particular theory of higher derivative gravity namely Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet (EGB) gravity at sub-leading order in 1/D upto linear order in the Gauss-Bonnet (GB) parameter β. We find an expression for an entropy current which satisfies a local version of second law onshell i...

Gehrlein, Julia Pierre, Mathias
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Journal of High Energy Physics

We consider a minimal extension of the Standard Model with a hidden sector charged under a dark local U(1)′ gauge group, accounting simultaneously for light neutrino masses and the observed Dark Matter relic abundance. The model contains two copies of right-handed neutrinos which give rise to light neutrino-masses via an extended seesaw mechanism. ...