# Théorie

# Scalaron decays and supersymmetry-kind dark matter

# PhD theory group seminars

We will have several talks by PhD students at the theory group:

1:30 p.m.: Konstantin Leyde,

1:30 p.m.: Konstantin Leyde,

*"A window for cosmic strings"*# Quantum models à la Gabor for space-time metric

As an extension of Gabor signal processing, the covariant Weyl-Heisenberg integral quantization is implemented to transform functions on the eight-dimensional phase space (x,k) into Hilbertian operators. The x=(x^{\mu}) are space-time variables and the k=(k^{\mu}) are their conjugate wave vector-frequency variables. The procedure is first applied to the variables (x,k) and produces canonically conjugate essentially self-adjoint operators. It is next applied to the metric field g_{\mu\nu}(x) of general relativity and yields regularised semi-classical phase space portraits of it.

# Black hole perturbations in higher-order scalar-tensor theories: initial value problem and dynamical stability

We propose a physically sensible formulation of initial value problem for black hole perturbations in higher-order scalar-tensor theories. As a first application, we study monopole perturbations around stealth Schwarzschild solutions in a shift- and reflection-symmetric subclass of DHOST theories. In particular, we investigate the time evolution of the monopole perturbations by solving a two-dimensional wave equation and analyze the Vishveshwara’s classical scattering experiment, i.e., the time evolution of a Gaussian wave packet.

# Light Propagation in Massive, Non-Linear, Standard-Model Extension Theories

Astrophysical observations are largely based on electromagnetic signals still read with the Maxwellian massless and linear theory, possibly an approximation of a larger theory, as Newtonian gravity is for Einsteinian gravity in weak fields. Photons are the sole free massless particles in the Standard-Model (SM). Apart from massive formalisms (de Broglie-Proca, Bopp, Stueckelberg and others), the SM Extension dresses the photon of a mass dependent from the Lorentz-Poincaré symmetry violation.

# Direct Evidence of a Dual Cascade in Gravitational Wave Turbulence

In this seminar I will present the first direct numerical simulation of gravitational wave turbulence (Galtier & Nazarenko, PRL 127, 131101, 2021). General relativity equations are solved numerically in a periodic box with a diagonal metric tensor depending on two space coordinates only (Hadad-Zakharov metric) and with an additional small-scale

# Current and future constraints on cosmology and modified gravitational wave friction from binary black holes

Gravitational wave (GW) standard sirens are well-established probes with which one can measure cosmological parameters, and are complementary to other probes like the cosmic microwave background or supernovae standard candles. I will focus on dark GW sirens, specifically binary black holes (BBHs) for which there is only GW data. Relying on the assumption of a source mass model for the BBH distribution, we consider four models that are representative of the BBH population observed so far.

# On Adiabatic Renormalization with a Physically Motivated Infrared Cut-Off

Within the framework of the inflationary paradigm, it is well-known that correlation functions (or in general bi-linear observables) of quantum fields on a curved background suffer from divergences. In general, the presence of ultraviolet (UV) divergences due to fluctuations on arbitrary short scales is a common aspect of quantum field theory.

# Hidden symmetries of black holes

I will discuss classes of hidden symmetries of gravity and their consequences for black holes and compact objects.