Based on the effective field theory (EFT) of cosmological perturbations, we explicitly clarify the pathology in nonsingular cubic Galileon models and show how to cure it in EFT with new insights into this issue. With the least set of EFT operators that are capable to avoid instabilities in nonsingular cosmologies, we construct a nonsingular model dubbed the Genesis-inflation model, ...

The investigation of the rôle of finite groups in flavor physics and, particularly, in the interpretation of the neutrino data has been the subject of intensive research. Motivated by this fact, in this work we derive the three-dimensional unitary representations of the projective linear group \(PSL_2(7)\). Based on the observation that the generators of the group exhibit a Latin ...

The aim of this paper is to examine the tidal forces occurring in a Kiselev black hole surrounded by radiation and dust fluids. It is noted that the radial and angular components of the tidal force change the sign between event and Cauchy horizons. We solve the geodesic deviation equation for radially free-falling bodies toward Kiselev black holes. We explain the geodesic deviation ...

We reevaluate the necessity of \(W_R\) gauge bosons being kinematically accessible to test the left–right symmetric model (LRSM) at hadron colliders. In the limit that \(W_R\) are too heavy, resonant production of sub-TeV Majorana neutrinos N can still proceed at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) via the process \(pp\rightarrow W_R^{\pm *}\rightarrow N \ell ^\pm \rightarrow \ell ^\pm ...

The purpose of this paper is to study the transport equation and its coupling with the Maxwell equation in the framework of \(R^n\) gravity. Using Müller–Israel–Stewart theory for the conduction of dissipative fluids, we analyze the temperature, heat flux, viscosity and thermal conductivity in the scenario of relaxation time. All these thermodynamical variables appear in the form ...

We discuss the renormalization properties of the full set of \(\Delta F=2\) operators involved in BSM processes, including the definition of RGI versions of operators that exhibit mixing under RG transformations. As a first step for a fully non-perturbative determination of the scale-dependent renormalization factors and their runnings, we introduce a family of appropriate ...

In this work, we utilize the quasinormal modes (QNMs) of a massless scalar perturbation to probe the Van der Waals-like small and large black holes (SBH/LBH) phase transition of charged topological Anti-de Sitter (AdS) black holes in four-dimensional massive gravity. We find that the signature of this SBH/LBH phase transition is detected in the isobaric as well as in the isothermal ...

We analyze the Higgs-boson masses and mixing matrices in the NMSSM based on an on-shell (OS) renormalization of the gauge-boson and Higgs-boson masses and the parameters of the top/scalar top sector. We compare the implementation of the OS calculations in the codes NMSSMCALC and NMSSM-FeynHiggs up to \({\mathcal {O}}(\alpha _t\alpha _s)\). We identify the sources of discrepancies ...

On the space of generic conformal blocks the modular transformation of the underlying surface is realized as a linear integral transformation. We show that the analytic properties of conformal block implied by Zamolodchikov’s formula are shared by the kernel of the modular transformation and illustrate this by explicit computation in the case of the one-point toric conformal block.

High-precision measurements by the ATLAS Collaboration are presented of inclusive \(W^+ \rightarrow \ell ^+\nu \), \(W^- \rightarrow \ell ^-\bar{\nu }\) and \(Z/\gamma ^* \rightarrow \ell \ell \) (\(\ell =e,\mu \)) Drell–Yan production cross sections at the LHC. The data were collected in proton–proton collisions at \(\sqrt{s} = 7\,\text {TeV}\) with an integrated luminosity of ...

We describe the purification of xenon from traces of the radioactive noble gas radon using a cryogenic distillation column. The distillation column was integrated into the gas purification loop of the XENON100 detector for online radon removal. This enabled us to significantly reduce the constant \(^{222}\)Rn background originating from radon emanation. After inserting an auxiliary ...

We study cosmology with running dark energy. The energy density of dark energy is obtained from the quantum process of transition from the false vacuum state to the true vacuum state. We use the Breit–Wigner energy distribution function to model the quantum unstable systems and obtain the energy density of the dark energy parametrization \(\rho _\text {de}(t)\). We also use Krauss ...

In the present paper we develop an algorithm for all spherically symmetric anisotropic charged fluid distributions. Considering a new source function \(\nu (r)\) we find a set of solutions which is physically well behaved and represents compact stellar models. A detailed study specifically shows that the models actually correspond to strange stars in terms of their mass and radius. ...

The aim of this paper is to investigate the stable/unstable regimes of the non-static anisotropic filamentary stellar models in the framework of \(f(R,T,R_{\mu \nu }T^{\mu \nu })\) gravity. We construct the field equations and conservation laws in the perspective of this model of gravity. The perturbation scheme is applied to the analysis of the behavior of a particular ...

Measurements of the production cross section of a \(Z\) boson in association with jets in proton–proton collisions at \(\sqrt{s} = 13\) TeV are presented, using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.16 fb\(^{-1}\) collected by the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider in 2015. Inclusive and differential cross sections are measured for events containing a ...

This paper explores the dynamics of both neutral and charged particles orbiting near a rotating black hole in scalar–tensor–vector gravity. We study the conditions for the particle to escape at the innermost stable circular orbit. We investigate the stability of orbits through the effective potential and Lyapunov exponent in the presence of a magnetic field. The effective force ...

Positive energy ray representations of the Poincaré group are naturally subdivided into three classes according to their mass and spin content: \(m > 0, m=0\) finite helicity and \(m=0\) infinite spin. For a long time the localization properties of the massless infinite spin class remained unknown, until it became clear that such matter does not permit compact spacetime ...

It has already been shown that the gravitational waves emitted from a Schwarzschild black hole in f(R) gravity have no signatures of the modification of gravity from General Relativity, as the Regge–Wheeler equation remains invariant. In this paper we consider the perturbations of Ricci scalar in a vacuum Schwarzschild spacetime, which is unique to higher order theories of gravity ...

A measurement of the top quark mass is reported in events containing a single top quark produced via the electroweak t channel. The analysis is performed using data from proton-proton collisions collected with the CMS detector at the LHC at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb\(^{-1}\). Top quark candidates are reconstructed from ...

The correspondence between sound waves, in a de Laval propelling nozzle, and quasinormal modes emitted by brane-world black holes deformed by a 5D bulk Weyl fluid are here explored and scrutinized. The analysis of sound waves patterns in a de Laval nozzle in the laboratory, reciprocally, is here shown to provide relevant data about the 5D bulk Weyl fluid and its on-brane ...

We consider accretion onto a Kiselev black hole. We obtain the fundamental equations for accretion without the back-reaction. We determine the general analytic expressions for the critical points and the mass accretion rate and find the physical conditions the critical points should fulfill. The case of a polytropic gas are discussed in detail. It turns out that the quintessence ...

In one of our previous articles we have considered the role of a time dependent magnetic ellipticity on the pulsars’ braking indices and on the putative gravitational waves these objects can emit. Since only nine of more than 2000 known pulsars have accurately measured braking indices, it is of interest to extend this study to all known pulsars, in particular as regards ...

We use a dynamical analysis to study the evolution of the universe at late time for the model in which the interaction between dark energy and dark matter is inspired by a disformal transformation. We extend the analysis in the existing literature by assuming that the disformal coefficient depends both on the scalar field and its kinetic terms. We find that the dependence of the ...

We analyze the effects of thermal fluctuations on a regular black hole (RBH) of the non-minimal Einstein–Yang–Mill theory with gauge field of magnetic Wu–Yang type and a cosmological constant. We consider the logarithmic corrected entropy in order to analyze the thermal fluctuations corresponding to non-minimal RBH thermodynamics. In this scenario, we develop various important ...