27 research outputs found

### Constraining Generalized Non-local Cosmology from Noether Symmetries

We study a generalized nonlocal theory of gravity which, in specific limits,
can become either the curvature non-local or teleparallel non-local theory.
Using the Noether Symmetry Approach, we find that the coupling functions coming
from the non-local terms are constrained to be either exponential or linear in
form. It is well known that in some non-local theories, a certain kind of
exponential non-local couplings are needed in order to achieve a renormalizable
theory. In this paper, we explicitly show that this kind of coupling does not
need to by introduced by hand, instead, it appears naturally from the
symmetries of the Lagrangian in flat Friedmann-Robertson-Walker cosmology.
Finally, we find de-Sitter and power law cosmological solutions for different
nonlocal theories. The symmetries for the generalized non-local theory is also
found and some cosmological solutions are also achieved under the full theory.Comment: 15 pages, to be published in Eur.Phys.J.

### Can Horndeski Theory be recast using Teleparallel Gravity?

Horndeski gravity is the most general scalar tensor theory, with a single
scalar field, leading to second order field equations and after the GW170817 it
has been severely constrained. In this paper, we study the analogue of
Horndeski's theory in the teleparallel gravity framework were gravity is
mediated through torsion instead of curvature. We show that, even though, many
terms are the same as in the curvature case, we have much richer phenomenology
in the teleparallel setting because of the nature of the torsion tensor.
Moreover, Teleparallel Horndenski contains the standard Horndenski gravity as a
subcase and also contains many modified Teleparallel theories considered in the
past, such as $f(T)$ gravity or Teleparallel Dark energy. Thus, due to the
appearing of a new term in the Lagrangian, this theory can explain dark energy
without a cosmological constant, may describe a crossing of the phantom
barrier, explain inflation and also solve the tension for $H_0$, making it a
good candidate for a correct modified theory of gravity.Comment: 18 pages, 1 figur

### Noether Symmetries in Gauss-Bonnet-teleparallel cosmology

A generalized teleparallel cosmological model, $f(T_\mathcal{G},T)$,
containing the torsion scalar $T$ and the teleparallel counterpart of the
Gauss-Bonnet topological invariant $T_{\mathcal{G}}$, is studied in the
framework of the Noether Symmetry Approach. As $f(\mathcal{G}, R)$ gravity,
where $\mathcal{G}$ is the Gauss-Bonnet topological invariant and $R$ is the
Ricci curvature scalar, exhausts all the curvature information that one can
construct from the Riemann tensor, in the same way, $f(T_\mathcal{G},T)$
contains all the possible information directly related to the torsion tensor.
In this paper, we discuss how the Noether Symmetry Approach allows to fix the
form of the function $f(T_\mathcal{G},T)$ and to derive exact cosmological
solutions.Comment: 6 page

### Noether Symmetries as a geometric criterion to select theories of gravity

We review the {\it Noether Symmetry Approach} as a geometric criterion to
select theories of gravity. Specifically, we deal with Noether Symmetries to
solve the field equations of given gravity theories. The method allows to find
out exact solutions, but also to constrain arbitrary functions in the action.
Specific cosmological models are taken into account.Comment: 16 pages, accepted for publication in the International Journal of
Geometric Methods in Modern Physic

### Reviving Horndeski Theory using Teleparallel Gravity after GW170817

Horndeski gravity was highly constrained from the recent gravitational wave
observations by the LIGO Collaboration down to $|c_{g}/c-1|\gtrsim 10^{-15}$.
In this Letter we study the tensorial perturbations in a flat cosmological
background for an analogue version of Horndenki gravity which is based in
Teleparallel Gravity constructed from a flat manifold with a nonvanishing
torsion tensor. It is found that in this approach, one can construct a more
general Horndeski theory satisfying $c_T=c_g/c=1$ without eliminating the
coupling functions $G_5(\phi,X)$ and $G_4(\phi,X)$ that were highly constrained
in standard Horndeski theory. Hence, in the Teleparallel approach one is able
to restore these terms, creating an interesting way to revive Horndeski
gravity.Comment: 12 pages, 0 figure