High Energy Theory Seminar: “Thriving From the Vacuum”

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 14:00 - 16:00
Claudia de Rham (Case University)

Theories of modified gravity in the infrared usually come hand in hand with additional degrees of freedom which couple to matter at gravitational strength and carry a low strong-coupling scale. By including non-trivial effects from the vacuum I will show how the strong-coupling scale can be raised while keeping the theory fundamentally Lorentz-invariant. This can lead to new features and may alleviate the need for a screening mechanism.

DRL 2N36