Aug 8 – 13, 2022
Hörsaalzentrum Poppelsdorf
Europe/Berlin timezone

Density of states for gravitational waves

Aug 10, 2022, 3:00 PM
CP1-HSZ/0.001 (CP1-HSZ) - HS3 (CP1-HSZ)

CP1-HSZ/0.001 (CP1-HSZ) - HS3


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Oral Presentation Particle physics beyond the Standard Model Particle physics beyond the Standard Model


Felix Sp (University of Liverpool)


Many models of composite dark matter feature a first-order confinement transition in the early universe, which would produce a stochastic background of gravitational waves that will be searched for by future gravitational-wave observatories. I will present work in progress using lattice field theory to predict the properties of such first-order transitions and the resulting spectrum of gravitational waves. Targeting both the thermal as well as the bulk phase transitions of SU(N) Yang-Mills theories, this work employs the Logarithmic Linear Relaxation (LLR) density of states algorithm to avoid long autocorrelations.

Primary authors

David Schaich (University of Liverpool) Felix Sp (University of Liverpool)

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