Akrami, Yashar Casas, Santiago Deng, Senwen Vardanyan, Valeri

Single-field models of $\alpha$-attractor quintessential inflation provide a unified picture of the two periods of early- and late-time cosmic acceleration, where both inflation and dark energy are described by a single scalar degree of freedom rolling down a runaway potential. These theoretically well-motivated models have distinct observational p...

Ruggiero, Paola Calabrese, Pasquale Foini, Laura Giamarchi, Thierry

We study the quantum quench in two coupled Tomonaga-Luttinger Liquids (TLLs), from the off-critical to the critical regime, relying on the conformal field theory approach and the known solutions for single TLLs. We exploit the factorization of the initial state in terms of a massive and massless modes which emerges in the low energy limit, and we e...

Jazayeri, Sadra Pajer, Enrico Stefanyszyn, David

In the standard approach to deriving inflationary predictions, we evolve a vacuum state in time according to the rules of a given model. Since the only observables are the future values of correlators and not their time evolution, this brings about a large degeneracy: a vast number of different models are mapped to the same minute number of observa...

Andriot, David Marconnet, Paul Tsimpis, Dimitrios

A distinct signature of compact extra dimensions would be a Kaluza-Klein tower of gravitational waves. Motivated by this prospect, we compute the corresponding spectrum on a warped toroidal background. We evaluate in particular the impact of the warp factor on the spectrum. To that end, we use the complete warp factor H of standard string compactif...

Bossard, Guillaume Kleinschmidt, Axel Sezgin, Ergin
Published in
Journal of High Energy Physics

We construct an infinite system of non-linear duality equations, including fermions, that are invariant under global E11 and gauge invariant under generalised diffeomorphisms upon the imposition of a suitable section constraint. We use finite-dimensional fermionic representations of the R-symmetry K(E11) to describe the fermionic contributions to t...

Bena, Iosif Blåbäck, Johan Graña, Mariana Lüst, Severin

The extensive computer-aided search applied in [arXiv:2010.10519] to find the minimal charge sourced by the fluxes that stabilize all the (flux-stabilizable) moduli of a smooth K3xK3 compactification uses differential evolutionary algorithms supplemented by local searches. We present these algorithms in detail and show that they can also solve our ...

Minazzoli, Olivier

Popular wisdom amongst theoretical physicists says that spacetime is probably not a fundamental entity of nature, but rather an emergent one. While most arguments to support that view arise from very speculative ideas (usually related to attempts to understand gravity at the quantum level), the argument can also be made by only invoking standard ph...

Cacciapaglia, Giacomo Cot, Corentin Della Morte, Michele Hohenegger, Stefan Sannino, Francesco Vatani, Shahram

We go beyond a systematic review of several main mathematical models employed to describe the diffusion of infectious diseases and demonstrate how the different approaches are related. It is shown that the frameworks exhibit common features such as criticality and self-similarity under time rescaling. These features are naturally encoded within the...

Grain, Julien Vennin, Vincent
Published in
The European Physical Journal C

Contracting cosmologies are known to be flawed with a shear instability, where the contribution from the anisotropic stress to the overall energy density grows as a-6\documentclass[12pt]{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{wasysym} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{upgreek} \setle...

Thibaudeau, Pascal Nicolis, Stam

Nutation has been recognized as of great significance for spintronics; but justifying its presence has proven to be a hard problem, since overdamping has long been assumed to wash out its effects. In this paper we show that nutation can be understood as emerging from a systematic expansion of a kernel that describes the history of the interaction o...