Ben Achour, Jibril Livine, Etera R.

The polymer quantization of cosmological backgrounds provides an alternative path to the original Wheeler-de Witt (WdW) quantum cosmology, based on a different representation of the canonical variables. The quantum theory of the universe is radically different and leads to quantum superpositions of expanding and contracting quantum geometries, resu...

Mannheim, Philip D. Lowdon, Peter Brodsky, Stanley J.

We study the structure of scalar field light front quantization vacuum graphs. In instant time quantization both non-vacuum and vacuum graphs can equivalently be described by either the off-shell four-dimensional Feynman diagram approach or the on-shell three-dimensional Fock space approach, with this being the case since the relevant Feynman diagr...

Brax, Philippe Davis, Anne-Christine Kuntz, Adrien

We show how a nearly massless scalar field conformally and disformally coupled to matter can affect the dynamics of two bodies in their inspiralling phase before merging. We discuss both the conservative dynamics, e.g. how the energy of the bound system is corrected by the conformal and disformal interactions, and the dissipative part where scalars...

Brax, Philippe Valageas, Patrick

We propose a simple model that provides a dynamical cancellation mechanism of the vacuum energy density appearing either in the form of a bare cosmological constant, quantum fluctuations of matter fields or the result of phase transitions. This `conformal compensator model' is based on a conformal coupling $A(\varphi)$ between the Einstein and the ...

Brax, Philippe Valageas, Patrick

We propose a simple model that provides a dynamical cancellation mechanism of the vacuum energy density appearing either in the form of a bare cosmological constant, quantum fluctuations of matter fields or the result of phase transitions. This `conformal compensator model' is based on a conformal coupling $A(\varphi)$ between the Einstein and the ...

Brax, Philippe Davis, Anne-Christine Kuntz, Adrien

We show how a nearly massless scalar field conformally and disformally coupled to matter can affect the dynamics of two bodies in their inspiralling phase before merging. We discuss both the conservative dynamics, e.g. how the energy of the bound system is corrected by the conformal and disformal interactions, and the dissipative part where scalars...

Charmousis, Christos Crisostomi, Marco Gregory, Ruth Stergioulas, Nikolaos

We develop a new technique for finding black hole solutions in modified gravity that have "stealth" hair, i.e., hair whose only gravitational effect is to tune the cosmological constant. We consider scalar-tensor theories in which gravitational waves propagate at the speed of light, and show that Einstein metrics can be painted with stealth hair pr...

Charmousis, Christos Crisostomi, Marco Gregory, Ruth Stergioulas, Nikolaos

We develop a new technique for finding black hole solutions in modified gravity that have "stealth" hair, i.e., hair whose only gravitational effect is to tune the cosmological constant. We consider scalar-tensor theories in which gravitational waves propagate at the speed of light, and show that Einstein metrics can be painted with stealth hair pr...

Charmousis, Christos Crisostomi, Marco Gregory, Ruth Stergioulas, Nikolaos

We develop a new technique for finding black hole solutions in modified gravity that have "stealth" hair, i.e., hair whose only gravitational effect is to tune the cosmological constant. We consider scalar-tensor theories in which gravitational waves propagate at the speed of light, and show that Einstein metrics can be painted with stealth hair pr...

Brax, Philippe Valageas, Patrick

We propose a simple model that provides a dynamical cancellation mechanism of the vacuum energy density appearing either in the form of a bare cosmological constant, quantum fluctuations of matter fields or the result of phase transitions. This `conformal compensator model' is based on a conformal coupling $A(\varphi)$ between the Einstein and the ...