Séminaires sur les aspects théoriques et expérimentaux de la gravitation

The Palatini Formalism for Galileons

by Prof. Diederik ROEST (University of Groningen)

Europe/Paris
Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane (IHES)

Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane

IHES

Le Bois Marie 35, route de Chartres 91440 Bures-sur-Yvette
Description
In this blackboard presentation, we will outline a new Palatini formalism for Galileon scalar field theories. After a pedagogical review of the Palatini formalism for GR, we will outline how this carries over to the spin-0 case. This will uniquely single out the Galileon symmetry and provides a first-order formalism for such theories. Finally, we present possible extensions including the coupling to gravity.
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