Jul 6 – 13, 2022
Bologna, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Dark Phase Transition and Gravitational Wave of Strongly Coupled Hidden Sectors

Jul 7, 2022, 9:00 AM
Room 7 (Gialla)

Room 7 (Gialla)

Parallel Talk Formal Theory Formal Theory


ZHIWEI WANG (Lund University)


We go beyond the state-of-the-art by combining first principle lattice results and effective field theory approach as Polyakov Loop model to explore the non-perturbative dark deconfinement-confinement phase transition and the generation of gravitational-waves in a pure gluon dark Yang-Mills theory. We further include fermions with different representations in the dark sector. Employing the Polyakov-Nambu-Jona-Lasinio (PNJL) model, we discover that the relevant gravitational wave signatures are highly dependent on the various representations. We also find a remarkable interplay between the deconfinement-confinement and chiral phase transitions. In both scenarios, the future Big Bang Observer experiment has a higher chance to detect the gravitational wave signals.

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ZHIWEI WANG (Lund University)

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