15 July 2019
The University of Manchester
Europe/London timezone
 pascos2019@manchester.ac.uk
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The Local Organising Committee
Parallel: Cosmological Probes
Place
Location: Schuster
Room: Rutherford Lecture Theatre
Date:
from 1 Jul 14:30 to 4 Jul 15:50
Conveners

1 Jul 14:30  16:10
 Dr. Bezrukov, Fedor (The University of Manchester)

1 Jul 16:40  18:20
Parallel 4
 Dr. Patil, Subodh (Niels Bohr Institute)

2 Jul 14:30  16:10
Parallel 4
 Mr. Teresi, Daniele (Università di Pisa)

2 Jul 16:40  18:20
Parallel 4
 Dr. Javier, Rubio (Helsinki Institute of Physics)

4 Jul 14:30  15:50
Parallel 4
 Prof. van de Bruck, Carsten (University of Sheffield)
Timetable  Contribution List
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Bouncing cosmological solutions are found in a simple model of Einstein gravity coupled nonminimally to a selfinteracting real scalar field. The characteristics of the solutions are presented and analyzed with an effective potential as a central tool. Bouncing solutions exist for the Higgslike self interaction which is bounded from below, contrary to previous claims in favor of unbounded potent
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Presented by Prof. Yosef VERBIN
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01/07/2019
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15:50
We find a class of solutions for a homogeneous and isotropic universe in which the initially expanding universe stops expanding, experiences contraction, and then expands again (the "bounce"), in the framework of Einstein gravity with a real scalar field without violating the null energy condition nor encountering any singularities. Two essential ingredients for the bouncing universe are the posi
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Presented by Dr. Takahiro TERADA
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01/07/2019
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16:20
Deviations of the CMB spectrum from a blackbody are a powerful probe of the threepoint function of curvature perturbations. Dissipation of acoustic waves in the photonelectronbaryon fluid heats the plasma: the heating is not balanced by an appropriate change in photon number, and a BoseEinstein spectrum is formed. A nonzero threepoint function of curvature perturbations makes the heating ra
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Presented by Mr. Giovanni CABASS
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01/07/2019
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15:40
I will introduce our recent proposal that the state of the universe does *not* spontaneously violate CPT. Instead, the universe after the big bang is the CPT image of the universe before it, both classically and quantum mechanically. The pre and postbang epochs comprise a universe/antiuniverse pair, emerging from nothing directly into a hot, radiationdominated era. CPT symmetry selects the
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Presented by Latham BOYLE
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01/07/2019
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14:30
Several modern theories hypothesize that dark matter condenses to a superfluid phase around galaxies. If true, one key distinction from particle dark matter is dynamical friction, a process by which a massive perturber moving through a cloud of matter is slowed by the gravitational attraction to its own wake. I will describe the steadystate dynamical friction of a perturber moving through a sup
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Presented by Dr. Benjamin ELDER
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02/07/2019
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16:40
We revisit the effects of an early matter dominated era on gravitational waves induced by scalar perturbations. An early matter dominated era is a period during which the energy density of a massive field dominates the Universe before the reheating. We carefully take into account the evolution of the gravitational potential, source of the gravitational waves, around the transition from an early ma
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Presented by Mr. Keisuke INOMATA
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02/07/2019
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14:50
We discuss the question of frame equivalence of scalartensor theories in the path integral approach. We find that due to diffeomorphism invariance of the background geometry, the path integral measure must depend nontrivially on the metric. Under a change of frames, this induces new finite pieces in the Quantum Effective Action that must be taken into account to preserve frame equivalence at the
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Presented by Dr. Mario HERREROVALEA
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02/07/2019
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17:00
Several recent proposals to embed inﬂation into highenergy physics rely on inﬂationary dynamics characterized by a strongly nongeodesic motion. This in turn relaxes the conditions of slowroll to allow for potentials that are steep in Planck units, a welcome feature in view of the eta problem and the recently much discussed swampland conjectures.
In this talk I will present a general fram
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Presented by Dr. Jacopo FUMAGALLI
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01/07/2019
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14:50
Could gravitational waves open the door to observe quantum gravity? In this talk I provide an initial answer, and show that results are quite promising. Recent developments in the effective field theory of quantum gravity uncovered the lowenergy structure of the effective action in curved space. The longdistance portion of quantum loops manifests in a set of parameterfree nonlocal operators, w
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Presented by Dr. Basem ELMENOUFI
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02/07/2019
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15:50
In this talk I will discuss how different inflationary models are sensitive to inhomogeneities in the initial scalar field profile. In particular I will demonstrate that convex potentials always support large inhomogeneities and are more robust than concave ones. We developed a prescription to predict when a concave inflationary potential fails and I will show how it can be used to infer the initi
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Presented by Josu C. AURREKOETXEA
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01/07/2019
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15:30
Observations have offered strong support for the theory of inflation, but many details of the physics of the early Universe are still unknown. An observation of primordial isocurvature modes would change our view of the early Universe and point towards multifield inflation. In this talk, I will describe some recent work towards the calculation of secondorder effects from isocurvature modes,focus
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Presented by Pedro CARRILHO
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01/07/2019
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17:00
Based on numerical lattice simulations, I discuss the impact of the geometrical destabilization of inflation on the inflationary trajectory and show, that it can significantly change the inflationary predictions. Geometrical destabilization is a phenomenon in which the noninflationary degrees of freedom are destabilized due to negative curvature of the fields space manifold affecting the evolutio
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Presented by Michal WIECZOREK
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01/07/2019
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16:00
The next generation detectors will verify, or at least constraint high energy phenomena, predicted by the vast variety of inflationary scenarios [1]. If a circularly polarized gravitational wave signal is detected, would point to the existence of parity breaking physics [2]. Here we consider, possible realizations of the effective field theory (EFT) of scalartensor gravity [3], which could offer
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Presented by Maria MYLOVA
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02/07/2019
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15:10
Primordial Black Holes (PBHs) are appealing candidates for dark matter in the universe but are severely constrained by theoretical and observational constraints. I will focus on the Hawking evaporation limits extended to Kerr Black Holes. These results have been obtained with a new code entitled BlackHawk that I will briefly present. In particular, I will review the isotropic extragalactic gamma r
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Presented by Dr. Alexandre ARBEY
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04/07/2019
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15:10
Primordial black holes have had a recent surge in popularity due to the LIGO/VIRGO detections and the possibility that they could make up all or part of the dark matter. However, even if you only want to produce one primordial black hole, there are tough requirements for the inflationary potential which can be translated into constraints on the primordial power spectrum. I will show that there is
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Presented by Philippa COLE
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04/07/2019
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14:50
We study the formation of primordial black holes (PBH) in a single field inflection point model of inflation wherein the effective potential is expanded up to the sextic order and the inversion symmetry is imposed such that only even power terms are retained in the potential. By working with a near inflection point in the potential, we find that PBHs can be produced in our scenario in a very relev
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Presented by Dr. Rajeev Kumar JAIN
I summarise constraints on new forces in the dark sector, originating from interactions with a dark energy scalar field. For standard constant couplings, cosmological observations constrain any new forces between dark matter particles to be very small, which is a challenge for quintessence model building in string theory. Instead, I propose to consider coupling functions with possess a minimum at
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Presented by Prof. Carsten VAN DE BRUCK
on
02/07/2019
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16:20
Inflation and dark energy share many essential properties. I will show that these two eras can be easily unified into a common framework based on scale invariance. I will present the associated cosmological history and discuss how the inclusion of nonminimally coupled spectator fields may lead to the spontaneous symmetry breaking of internal symmetries and its eventual restoration at the onset of
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Presented by Dr. Rubio JAVIER
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01/07/2019
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16:40
I will introduce the innovative HI intensity mapping technique, which can turn the SKA and its MeerkAT precursor into precision cosmology machines. My talk will then focus on synergies between radio intensity mapping and optical galaxy surveys (e.g. GBT and SDSS, Euclid and SKA).
Presented by Dr. Alkistis POURTSIDOU
on
02/07/2019
at
15:40
Geometry has long been an important tool in physics, finding it's place in everything from Einstein's theory of General Relativity to the structure of Lie groups in Quantum Field Theory. In this talk I will extend the reach of geometry even further by presenting the Eisenhart lift. This formalism allows the classical dynamics of any scalar field theory to be reexpressed as a consequence of the ge
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Presented by Mr. Kieran FINN
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01/07/2019
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15:10
We consider a scalar field with a bottomless linear potential, finding that cosmologies unavoidably end up with a crunch, even in scenarios compatible with the observed positive cosmological constant. Assuming that rebounces avoid singularities, this generates a new kind of multiverse: the universe undergoes cycles with different cosmological constants, all with finite lifetime regardless of the
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Presented by Mr. Daniele TERESI
on
02/07/2019
at
16:00
In the standard picture of cosmology, the Universe began at the Big Bang; the Big Bang itself is a singularity where the laws of physics break down. A quantum theory of gravity should resolve this singularity and help in understanding the initial state of the Universe needed to account for present observations. I will present some progress towards this goal in the group field theory approach to qu
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Presented by Dr. Steffen GIELEN
on
02/07/2019
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14:30
TBA
Presented by Dr. Florian KUHNEL
on
04/07/2019
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14:30
In the Standard Model, electroweak symmetry breaking is a crossover. In many extensions, the phase transition can be of first order – even strongly so. The resulting phase transition can then be a substantial source of gravitational waves. For a phase transition at or around the electroweak scale, these gravitational waves may be detectable by future or planned missions, such as LISA. This can i
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Presented by David WEIR
on
02/07/2019
at
15:30
Type: oral presentation
Session:
Parallel: Cosmological Probes
Track: Neutrinos and NonAccelerator Probes of New Physics
We present a first overview of aSuperIso_DM, a platform based on Mathematica and C++ that is dedicated to the computation of various dark matter observables in the framework of a quantum field theory that can be cast under a Lagrangian form and that features a dark matter particle. aSuperIso_DM generalizes the supersymmetryspecific program SuperIso Relic by relying on an interface to FeynRules to
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Presented by Dr. Glenn ROBBINS
on
04/07/2019
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15:30