Gravity and Black Holes  Moving beyond the paradigm
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Tuesday, April 11, 2023 (9:30 AM)
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Wednesday, April 12, 2023 (4:05 PM)
Monday, April 10, 2023
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
9:30 AM
A road to the UV properties of gravity and back

Alessandra Gnecchi
(INFN Padua)
A road to the UV properties of gravity and back
Alessandra Gnecchi
(INFN Padua)
9:30 AM  10:30 AM
Room: Main Auditorium
In this opening talk I will first underline why it's useful to work with a UV complete theory of gravity and illustrate why we don't need experiments at the Planck scale to understand its predictions on our Universe. In particular, we will illustrate with a couple of examples how black holes in string theory can be used to probe the validity of the EFT.
10:30 AM
The massless limit and tension in massive gauge theories

Anamaria Hell
(LMU / ASC)
The massless limit and tension in massive gauge theories
Anamaria Hell
(LMU / ASC)
10:30 AM  11:30 AM
Room: Main Auditorium
We study massive nonlinear gauge theories with mass added by hand. First, we consider the massive YangMills theory. The standard perturbative approach suggests that the massless limit of this theory is not smooth. Nevertheless, we show that the longitudinal modes  the source of this discontinuity – become strongly coupled at the Vainshtein scale. Beyond it, we show that the massless theory is recovered up to small corrections and that the massless limit of the massive YangMills theory is smooth. We then extend our study to the theories of massive KalbRamond and Proca fields modified by a quartic selfinteraction and show that the same strong coupling scale is present in both theories. In the Proca theory, the longitudinal mode enters the strongly coupled regime beyond this scale, while the two transverse modes propagate further and survive in the massless limit. In contrast, in the case of the massive KalbRamond field, the two transverse modes become strongly coupled beyond the Vainshtein scale, while the pseudoscalar mode remains in the weak coupling regime and survives in the massless limit. This indicates a contradiction with numerous claims in the literature that state that the massive KalbRamond and Proca theories are dual to each other.
11:30 AM
Lunch break
Lunch break
11:30 AM  1:00 PM
1:00 PM
Hawking effect with a thermal input: Entanglement quantification and the role of superradiance

Adrià Delhom I Latorre
(Louisiana State University )
Hawking effect with a thermal input: Entanglement quantification and the role of superradiance
Adrià Delhom I Latorre
(Louisiana State University )
1:00 PM  2:00 PM
Room: Main Auditorium
ORIGINS Guest Talk. In this talk we will discuss how to quantify the entanglement generated in the Hawking process of a Kerr or an analog rotating black hole when the input radiation is in an arbitrary gaussian state. We will see how, when the input is a thermal state, such as CMB radiation, or thermal noise in the lab, the amount of entanglement generated between interior and exterior decreases with its temperature. We will pay special attention to the interplay between the Hawking emission and superradiance, showing how the entanglement generated between interior and exterior in the rotating case will be larger or equal than in its nonrotating couterpart, depending on the relation between the Hawking temperature and that of the thermal input.
2:00 PM
Coffee break
Coffee break
2:00 PM  2:30 PM
Room: Foyer
2:30 PM
Black hole basics

Gia Dvali
(LMU / MPP / ASC)
Black hole basics
Gia Dvali
(LMU / MPP / ASC)
2:30 PM  3:30 PM
Room: Main Auditorium
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
9:30 AM
Restrictions in quadratic metricaffine gravity from the stability of the vector sector

Alejandro Jiménez Cano
(Tartu University)
Restrictions in quadratic metricaffine gravity from the stability of the vector sector
Alejandro Jiménez Cano
(Tartu University)
9:30 AM  10:30 AM
Room: Main Auditorium
ORIGINS Guest Talk. In this talk we will revise the stability of the four vector irreducible pieces of the torsion and the nonmetricity tensors in the general quadratic metricaffine Lagrangian in 4 dimensions. This analysis highly constrains the theory and reduces the parameter space of the quadratic curvature part from 16 to 5 parameters. We will also mention the case of WeylCartan gravity, proving that the stability of the vector sector completely fixes the dynamics of the full Lagrangian to just an EinsteinProca theory or pure General Relativity.
10:30 AM
Quantum networks as a beacon for physics in curved spacetimes

Cecilia Giavoni
(LMU / ASC)
Quantum networks as a beacon for physics in curved spacetimes
Cecilia Giavoni
(LMU / ASC)
10:30 AM  11:30 AM
Room: Main Auditorium
We propose quantum networks as a novel approach to investigate phenomena in arbitrary curved spacetimes, with the potential to address longstanding problems, where usual QFT approaches have failed. Its new framework confines quantum fields onto networks which are then imbedded in a spacetime of interest. The essential physical information about the full, higher dimensional phenomenon can be captured by the graph. As a first example, we investigated the entanglement entropy for a massive scalar field on a generic network imbedded in Minkowski spacetime, confirming the famous area scaling for the entanglement entropy. Due to their simplicity, quantum networks emerge as powerful devices able to describe and predict phenomena such as entanglement entropy on arbitrary complex curved backgrounds.
11:30 AM
Lunch break
Lunch break
11:30 AM  1:00 PM
1:00 PM
Averaged energy conditions for vector fields

Francisco José Maldonado Torralba
(Tartu University)
Averaged energy conditions for vector fields
Francisco José Maldonado Torralba
(Tartu University)
1:00 PM  2:00 PM
Room: Main Auditorium
ORIGINS Guest Talk. In this talk I will present the sufficient conditions for the appearance of singularities in gravitational theories which propagate an extra vector degree of freedom, based on the known relaxations of the singularity theorems. I will also show specific cases of singular behavior that usually would be considered as potentially singularityfree, since they violate the usual pointlike energy conditions.
2:00 PM
Small black holes in the universe and as probes of quantum gravity

Dieter Lüst
(LMU / MPP)
Small black holes in the universe and as probes of quantum gravity
Dieter Lüst
(LMU / MPP)
2:00 PM  3:00 PM
Room: Main Auditorium
Astrophysical black holes are typically solar mass or much heavier objects. Primordial black holes are much lighter and smaller objects. We will discuss the role of small black holes as dark matter candidates in the dark dimension scenario, with an extra dimension of micron size. In addition I will discuss how small black holes of string size can be used as probes of string theory and quantum gravity
3:00 PM
Coffee break
Coffee break
3:00 PM  3:30 PM
Room: Foyer