Vasy, András Wrochna, Michał
Published in
Annales Henri Poincaré

We consider the wave equation on asymptotically Minkowski spacetimes and the Klein–Gordon equation on even asymptotically de Sitter spaces. In both cases, we show that the extreme difference of propagators (i.e., retarded propagator minus advanced, or Feynman minus anti-Feynman), defined as Fredholm inverses, induces a symplectic form on the space ...

Andriot, David Blåbäck, Johan Van Riet, Thomas
Published in
Physical review letters

We study flux compactifications of 10D type II supergravities to 4D Minkowski space-time, supported by parallel orientifold O_{p} planes with 3≤p≤8. With some geometric restrictions, the 4D Ricci scalar can be written as a negative sum of squares involving Bogomol'nyi-Prasad-Sommerfield-like conditions. Setting all squares to zero provides automati...

Kolekar, Sanved Louko, Jorma

The Rindler horizon in Minkowski spacetime can be implanted with supertranslation hair by a matter shock wave without planar symmetry, and the hair is observable as a supertranslation memory on the Rindler family of uniformly linearly accelerated observers. We show that this classical memory is accompanied by a supertranslation quantum memory that ...

Peter, Patrick Salles, Filipe de O. Shapiro, Ilya L.

It is known that the perturbative instability of tensor excitations in higher derivative gravity may not take place if the initial frequency of the gravitational waves are below the Planck threshold. One can assume that this is a natural requirement if the cosmological background is sufficiently mild, since in this case the situation is qualitative...

Antoniadis, Ignatios Derendinger, Jean-Pierre Petropoulos, P. Marios Siampos, Konstantinos
Published in
Journal of High Energy Physics

We consider partial supersymmetry breaking in N=2\documentclass[12pt]{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{wasysym} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{upgreek} \setlength{\oddsidemargin}{-69pt} \begin{document}$$ \mathcal{N}=2 $$\end{document} supergravity coupled to a single vector...

Clément, Gérard Nouicer, Khireddine

We investigate stationary rotationally symmetric solutions of a particular truncation of Horndeski theory in three dimensions, including a non-minimal scalar kinetic coupling to the curvature. After discussing the special case of a vanishing scalar charge, which includes most of the previously known solutions, we reduce the general case to an effec...

Baulieu, Laurent Wu, Siye

Euclidean quantum gravity might be defined by stochastic quantisation that is governed by a higher order Langevin equation rather than a first order stochastic equation. In a transitory phase where the Minkowski time cannot be defined, the parameter that orders the evolution of quantum gravity phenomena is the stochastic time. This changes the defi...

Campoleoni, Andrea Ciambelli, Luca Marteau, Charles Petropoulos, P. Marios Siampos, Konstantinos

We describe the dynamics of two-dimensional relativistic and Carrollian fluids. These are mapped holographically to three-dimensional locally anti-de Sitter and locally Minkowski spacetimes, respectively. To this end, we use Eddington-Finkelstein coordinates, and grant general curved two-dimensional geometries as hosts for hydrodynamics. This requi...

Sanchez, Norma G.
Published in
Gravitation and Cosmology

Starting from quantum theory (instead of general relativity) to approach quantum gravity within a minimal setting allows us here to describe the quantum space-time structure and the quantum light cone. From the classical-quantum duality and quantum harmonic oscillator (X, P) variables in global phase space, we promote the space-time coordinates to ...

Gibbons, G. W. Pope, C. N. Solodukhin, Sergey

We study a free scalar field $\phi$ in a fixed curved background spacetime subject to a higher derivative field equation of the form $F(\Box)\phi =0$, where $F$ is a polynomial of the form $F(\Box)= \prod_i (\Box-m_i^2)$ and all masses $m_i$ are distinct and real. Using an auxiliary field method to simplify the calculations, we obtain expressions f...