Tsang, Ka Wa Ghosh, Archisman Samajdar, Anuradha Chatziioannou, Katerina Mastrogiovanni, Simone Agathos, Michalis Van Den Broeck, Chris

Gravitational wave echoes have been proposed as a smoking-gun signature of exotic compact objects with near-horizon structure. Recently there have been observational claims that echoes are indeed present in stretches of data from Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo immediately following gravitational wave signals from presumed binary black hole merger...

Abbott, B.P. Abbott, R. Abbott, T.D. Abraham, S. Acernese, F. Ackley, K. Adams, A. Adams, C. Adhikari, R.X. Adya, V.B.
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Gravitational wave astronomy has been firmly established with the detection of gravitational waves from the merger of ten stellar mass binary black holes and a neutron star binary. This paper reports on the all-sky search for gravitational waves from intermediate mass black hole binaries in the first and second observing runs of the Advanced LIGO a...

Bernard, Laura

The inclusion of finite-size effects in the gravitational waveform templates allows not only to constrain the internal structure of compact objects, but to test deviations from general relativity. Here, we address the problem of tidal effects in massless scalar-tensor theories. We introduce a new class of scalar-type tidal Love numbers due to the p...

Calcagni, Gianluca Kuroyanagi, Sachiko Marsat, Sylvain Sakellariadou, Mairi Tamanini, Nicola Tasinato, Gianmassimo

We investigate possible signatures of quantum gravity which could be tested with current and future gravitational-wave (GW) observations. In particular, we analyze how quantum gravity can influence the GW luminosity distance, the time dependence of the effective Planck mass and the instrumental strain noise of interferometers. Using both model-depe...

Charmousis, Christos Crisostomi, Marco Langlois, David Noui, Karim

We study linear perturbations of a rotating black hole solution that has been recently discovered in degenerate higher-order scalar-tensor (DHOST) theories. We find a parametrization which permits the explicit resolution of the scalar perturbation while the tensor perturbation is obtained as a Teukolsky equation supplemented by an effective source ...

Damour, Thibault Nikiforova, Vasilisa

We study spherically symmetric solutions in a four-parameter Einstein-Cartan-type class of theories. These theories include torsion, as well as the metric, as dynamical fields, and contain only two physical excitations (around flat spacetime): a massless spin-2 excitation and a massive spin-2 one (of mass $ m_2 \equiv \kappa$). They offer a geometr...

Freidel, Laurent Livine, Etera R. Pranzetti, Daniele

We revisit the canonical framework for general relativity in its connection-vierbein formulation, recasting the Gauss law, the Bianchi identity and the space diffeomorphism bulk constraints as conservation laws for boundary surface charges, respectively electric, magnetic and momentum charges. Partitioning the space manifold into 3D regions glued t...

L'Huillier, Benjamin Shafieloo, Arman Polarski, David Starobinsky, Alexei A.

Using redshift space distortion data, we perform model-independent reconstructions of the growth history of matter inhomogeneity in the expanding Universe using two methods: crossing statistics and Gaussian processes. We then reconstruct the corresponding history of the Universe background expansion and fit it to type Ia supernovae data, putting co...

Helpin, Thomas Volkov, Mikhail S.

We analyse what happens when the Horndeski Lagrangian is varied within the Palatini approach by considering the metric and connection as independent variables. Assuming the connection to be torsionless, there can be infinitely many metric-affine versions $L_{\rm P}$ of the original Lagrangian which differ from each other by terms proportional to th...

Barrau, Aurélien Martineau, Killian Moulin, Flora Ngono, Jean-Frédéric

The idea that dark matter could be made of stable relics of microscopic black holes is not new. In this article, we revisit this hypothesis, focusing on the creation of black holes by the scattering of trans-planckian particles in the early universe. The only new physics required - and this can even be questioned - in this approach is an unusually ...