Moreau, G. Serreau, J.

The quantum fluctuations of a test scalar field on superhorizon scale in de Sitter spacetime can be described by an effective one-dimensional stochastic theory corresponding to a particular class of nonequilibrium dynamical systems known as the model A. Using the formulation of the latter in terms of a supersymmetric field theory, we compute variou...

Anchordoqui, Luis A. Antoniadis, Ignatios Lüst, Dieter Soriano, Jorge F. Taylor, Tomasz R.

We realize the Agrawal-Obied-Vafa swampland proposal of fading dark matter for solving the $H_0$ tension by the model of Salam-Sezgin and its string realization of Cvetic-Gibbons-Pope. The model describes a compactification of six-dimensional supergravity with a monopole background on a 2-sphere. In four dimensions, there are two scalar fields, $X$...

Bosch, Pablo Green, Stephen R. Lehner, Luis Roussille, Hugo

We study the dynamics of unstable Reissner-Nordstr\"om anti-de Sitter black holes under charged scalar field perturbations in spherical symmetry. We unravel their general behavior and approach to the final equlibrium state. In the first part of this work, we present a numerical analysis of massive charged scalar field quasinormal modes. We identify...

García-García, Carlos Bellini, Emilio Ferreira, Pedro G. Traykova, Dina Zumalacárregui, Miguel

The late time acceleration of the Universe can be characterized in terms of an extra, time dependent, component of the universe -- dark energy. The simplest proposal for dark energy is a scalar-tensor theory -- quintessence -- which consists of a scalar field, $\phi$, whose dynamics is solely dictated by its potential, $V(\phi)$. Such a theory can ...

Brax, Philippe Van De Bruck, Carsten Davis, Anne-Christine

We consider the implications of the swampland conjectures on scalar-tensor theories defined in the Einstein frame in which the scalar interaction is screened. We show that chameleon models are not in the swampland provided the coupling to matter is larger than unity and the mass of the scalar field is much larger than the Hubble rate. We apply thes...

Reehorst, Marten Trevisani, Emilio Vichi, Alessandro

We study the mixed system of correlation functions involving a scalar field charged under a global $U(1)$ symmetry and the associated conserved spin-1 current $J_\mu$. Using numerical bootstrap techniques we obtain bounds on new observables not accessible in the usual scalar bootstrap. We then specialize to the $O(2)$ model and extract rigorous bou...

Ben Achour, Jibril Liu, Hongguang Mukohyama, Shinji

Solutions-generating methods based on field redefinitions, such as conformal mapping, play an important role in investigating exact solutions in modified gravity. In this work, we explore the possibility to use disformal field redefinitions to investigate new regions of the solution space of DHOST theories, beyond the stealth sector. The crucial in...

Creminelli, Paolo Tambalo, Giovanni Vernizzi, Filippo Yingcharoenrat, Vicharit

We point out that dark-energy perturbations may become unstable in the presence of a gravitational wave of sufficiently large amplitude. We study this effect for the cubic Horndeski operator (braiding), proportional to $\alpha_{\rm B}$. The scalar that describes dark-energy fluctuations features ghost and/or gradient instabilities for gravitational...

Anson, Timothy Babichev, Eugeny Ramazanov, Sabir

We discuss the Damour--Esposito-Far\`ese model of gravity, which predicts the spontaneous scalarization of neutron stars in a certain range of parameter space. In the cosmological setup, the scalar field responsible for scalarization is subject to a tachyonic instability during inflation and the matter domination stage, resulting in a large value o...

Grain, Julien Vennin, Vincent

Canonical transformations are ubiquitous in Hamiltonian mechanics, since they not only describe the fundamental invariance of the theory under phase-space reparameterisations, but also generate the dynamics of the system. In the first part of this work we study the symplectic structure associated with linear canonical transformations. After reviewi...