Apr 24 – 28, 2017
Palais des Papes, Avignon
Europe/Paris timezone

Effective Theory of (Higher-Order) Scalar Tensor Theories

Apr 25, 2017, 3:25 PM
Chambre du Trésorier (Palais des Papes, Avignon)

Chambre du Trésorier

Palais des Papes, Avignon


Dr Filippo Vernizzi (IPhT, CEA/Saclay)


Most existing theories of dark energy and/or modified gravity, involving a scalar degree of freedom, can be conveniently described within the framework of the Effective Theory of Dark Energy. After reviewing this approach, I will extend it to consider Higher-Order Scalar Tensor Theories and discuss their degeneracy and phenomenological viability at the linear level.

Primary author

Dr Filippo Vernizzi (IPhT, CEA/Saclay)

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