Padilla, Antonio Saffin, Paul M. Zhou, Shuang-Yong

The field theory Galilean symmetry, which was introduced in the context of modified gravity, gives a neat way to construct Lorentz-covariant theories of a scalar field, such that the equations of motion contain at most second-order derivatives. Here we extend the analysis to an arbitrary number of scalars, and examine the restrictions imposed by an...

Kihara, Hironobu

We review the generalized monopole in the five-dimensional Euclidean space. A numerical solution with the Hedge-Hog ansatz is studied. The Bogomol'nyi equation becomes a second order autonomous non-linear differential equation. The equation can be translated into the Abel's differential equation of the second kind and is an algebraic differential e...

Eichhorn, Astrid Gies, Holger Pawlowski, Jan M.

We investigate the infrared (strong-coupling) regime of SU(N)-Yang-Mills theory on a self-dual background. We present an evaluation of the full effective potential for the field strength invariant F_{\mu {\nu}}F^{\mu {\nu}} from non-perturbative gauge correlation functions and find a non-trivial minimum corresponding to the existence of a dimension...

Mallick, Kirone Moshe, Moshe Orland, Henri

We study nonequilibrium work relations for a space-dependent field with stochastic dynamics (Model A). Jarzynski's equality is obtained through symmetries of the dynamical action in the path integral representation. We derive a set of exact identities that generalize the fluctuation-dissipation relations to non-stationary and far-from-equilibrium s...

Alexandrov, A.

In this short note we construct a simple cut-and-join operator representation for Kontsevich-Witten tau-function that is the partition function of the two-dimensional topological gravity. Our derivation is based on the Virasoro constraints. Possible applications of the obtained expression are discussed.

Oriti, Daniele Sindoni, Lorenzo

We take the first steps towards identifying the hydrodynamics of group field theories (GFTs) and relating this hydrodynamic regime to classical geometrodynamics of continuum space. We apply to GFT mean field theory techniques borrowed from the theory of Bose condensates, alongside standard GFT and spin foam techniques. The mean field configuration ...

Emami, Razieh Firouzjahi, Hassan Movahed, S. M. Sadegh Zarei, Moslem

We consider models of inflation with U(1) gauge fields and charged scalar fields including symmetry breaking potential, chaotic inflation and hybrid inflation. We show that there exist attractor solutions where the anisotropies produced during inflation becomes comparable to the slow-roll parameters. In the models where the inflaton field is a char...

Bufalo, Rodrigo Casana, Rodolfo Pimentel, Bruto Max

We have studied the quantum equivalence in the respective strong coupling limits of the bidimensional gauged Thirring model with both Schwinger and Thirring models. It is achieved following a nonperturbative quantization of the gauged Thirring model into the path-integral approach. First, we have established the constraint structure via the Dirac's...

Pangon, V. Nagy, S. Polonyi, J. Sailer, K.

A numerical algorithm is used to solve the bare and the effective potential for the scalar $\phi^4$ model in the local potential approximation. An approximate dynamical Maxwell-cut is found which reveals itself in the degeneracy of the action for modes at some scale. This result indicates that the potential develop singular field dependence as far ...

Nakayama, Yu

We investigate possibilities for a Schr\"odinger-like gravity with the dynamical critical exponent $z=2$, where the action only contains the first-order time derivative. The Horava gravity always admits such a relevant deformation because the full $(d+1)$ dimensional diffeomorphism of the Einstein gravity is replaced by the foliation preserving dif...