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Holographic self-tuning of the cosmological constant

We propose a brane-world setup based on gauge/gravity duality in which the four-dimensional cosmological constant is set to zero by a dynamical self-adjustment mechanism. The bulk contains Einstein gravity and a scalar field. We study holographic RG flow solutions, with the standard model brane separating an infinite volume UV region and an IR region of finite volume. For generic ...

Black holes and solitons in an extended Proca theory

We study a massive vector tensor theory that acquires mass via a standard Proca term but also via a higher order term containing an explicit coupling to curvature. We find static solutions that are asymptotically flat, adS or Lifshitz black holes. Since the higher order term regularizes the effect of the Proca mass term, generically solutions are asymptotically regular for ...

Dressing a black hole with a time-dependent Galileon

We present a class of exact scalar-tensor black holes for a shift-symmetric part of the Horndeski action. The action includes a higher order scalar tensor interaction term. We find that for a static and spherically symmetric space-time, the scalar field, if time dependent, can be non-trivial and regular thus circumventing in an interesting way no-hair arguments for gallileons. ...

Integrability in conformally coupled gravity: Taub-NUT spacetimes and rotating black holes

We consider four dimensional stationary and axially symmetric spacetimes for conformally coupled scalar-tensor theories. We show that, in analogy to the Lewis-Papapetrou problem in General Relativity (GR), the theory at hand can be recast in an analogous integrable form. We give the relevant rod formalism, introduced by Weyl for vacuum GR, explicitly giving the rod structure of the ...

Black holes in bi-scalar extensions of Horndeski theories

We study certain bi-scalar-tensor theories emanating from conformal symmetry requirements of Horndeski’s four-dimensional action. The former scalar is a Galileon with shift symmetry whereas the latter scalar is adjusted to have a higher order conformal coupling. Employing techniques from local Weyl geometry certain Galileon higher order terms are thus constructed to be conformally ...

AdS black holes with arbitrary scalar coupling

A general class of axionic and electrically charged black holes for a self-interacting scalar field nonminimally coupled to Einstein gravity with a negative cosmological constant is presented. These solutions are the first examples of black holes with an arbitrary nonminimal coupling ξ in four dimensions. Moreover, due to the presence of two three-forms fields, the topology of the ...

Conformally coupled scalar black holes admit a flat horizon due to axionic charge

Static, charged black holes in the presence of a negative cosmological constant and with a planar horizon are found in four dimensions. The solutions have scalar secondary hair. We claim that these constitute the planar version of the Martínez-Troncoso-Zanelli black holes, only known up to now for a curved event horizon in four dimensions. Their planar version is rendered possible ...

Shaping black holes with free fields

Starting from a metric Ansatz permitting a weak version of Birkhoff’s theorem we find static black hole solutions including matter in the form of free scalar and p-form fields, with and without a cosmological constant Λ. Single p-form matter fields permit multiple possibilities, including dyonic solutions, self-dual instantons and metrics with Einstein-Kälher horizons. The ...

Effective holographic theories for low-temperature condensed matter systems

The IR dynamics of effective holographic theories capturing the interplay between charge density and the leading relevant scalar operator at strong coupling are analyzed. Such theories are parameterized by two real exponents (γ, δ) that control the IR dynamics. By studying the thermodynamics, spectra and conductivities of several classes of charged dilatonic black hole solutions ...