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Ricci linear Weyl/Maxwell
mutual sourcing * Aharon Davidson and Tomer Ygael Universe 6, 151 (2020) arXiv:2003.08088 [grqc] Abstract: We elevate the field theoretical similarities between Maxwell and Weyl vector fields into a full local scale/gauge invariant Weyl/Maxwell mutual sourcing theory. In its simplest form, and exclusively in 4dimensions, the associated Lagrangian is scalar field free, hosts no fermion matter fields, and Holdom kinetic mixing can be switched off. The theory is then characterized by the following distinctive features: (i) The Weyl/Maxwell mutual sourcing term is necessarily spacetime curvature (not just metric) dependent, implying that (ii) A nonvanishing spacetime curvature can induce an electric current. (iii) In line with WeylDirac (and EinsteinHilbert) action, the mutual sourcing term is inevitably Ricci linear, and comes thus with the bonus that (iv) The codivergence of the Maxwell vector field plays the role of a dilaton. * Honorable mentioned, Gravity Research Foundation (2020) 
Local
Scale
Invariant
KaluzaKlein
Reduction Tomer Ygael and Aharon Davidson Phys. Rev. D102, 024010 (2020) arXiv:2005.02065 [grqc] Abstract: We perform the 4dimensional KaluzaKlein (KK) reduction of the 5dimensional locally scale invariant WeylDirac gravity. While compactification unavoidably introduces anexplicit length scale into the theory, it does it in such a way that the KK radius can be integrated out from the low energy regime, leaving the KK vacuum to still enjoy local scale invariance at the classical level. Imitating a $U(1)\times\tilde{U}(1)$ gauge theory, the emerging 4D theory is characterized by a kinetic MaxwellWeyl mixing whose diagonalization procedure is carried out in detail. In particular, we identify the unique linear combination which defines the 4D Weyl vector, and fully classify the 4D scalar sector. The later consists of (using Weyl language) a coscalar and two inscalars. The analysis is performed for a general KK $m$ansatz, parametrized by the power $m$ of the scalar field which factorizes the 4D metric. The noghost requirement, for example, is met provided $\frac{1}{2}\leq m \leq 0$. An $m$dependent dictionary is then established between the original 5D BransDicke parameter $\omega_5$ and the resulting 4D $\omega_4$. The critical $\omega_5=\frac{4}{3}$ is consistently mapped into critical $\omega_4 = \frac{3}{2}$. The KK reduced MaxwellWeyl kinetic mixing cannot be scaled away as it is mediated by a 4D inscalar (residing within the 5D Weyl vector). The mixing is explicitly demonstrated within the Einstein frame for the special physically motivated choice of $m=\frac{1}{3}$. For instance, a super critical BransDicke parameter induces a tiny positive contribution to the original (if introduced via the 5dimensional scalar potential) cosmological constant. Finally, some noscale quantum cosmological aspects are studied at the universal minisuperspace level. 
MiniSuperspace
Universality and NoScale Quantum Cosmology Tomer Ygael and Aharon Davidson Phys. Lett. B 798C,134945 (2019) arXiv:1908.02959 [grqc] Abstract: We prove that, at the mini superspace level, and for an arbitrary BransDicke parameter, one cannot tell traditional EinsteinHilbert gravity from local scale invariant WeylDirac gravity. Both quantum mechanical cosmologies are governed by the one and the same timeindependent singlevariable HartleHawking wave function. It is only that its original argument, the cosmic scale factor $a$, is replaced by $a\phi$ ($\phi$ being the dilaton field) to form a Dirac inscalar. The Weyl vector enters quantum cosmology only in the presence of an extra dimension, where its fifth component, serving as a 4dim KaluzaKlein inscalar, governs the near Big Bang behavior of the wave function. The case of a constant KaluzaKlein inradius is discussed in some detail. 
From Planck Area to
Graph Theory: Topologically
Distinct Black Hole Microstates Aharon Davidson Phys. Rev. D 100, 081502(R) (2019) arXiv:1907.03090 [grqc]
Abstract: We
postulate a Planck scale horizon unit area,
with no bits of information locally attached
to it, connected
but otherwise of free form, and let n such
geometric units compactly tile the black hole
horizon. Associated with each such topologically
distinct tiling configuration is the a simple,
connected, undirected, unlabeled, planar,
chordal graph. The asymptotic enumeration of the
corresponding integer sequence gives rise to the
BekensteinHawking area entropy formula,
automatically accompanied by a proper
logarithmic term, and fixes the size of the
horizon unit area, thereby constituting a global
realization of Wheeler's "it from bit" phrase.
Invoking Polya's theorem, an exact number
theoretical entropy spectrum is offered for
the 2+1dimensional
quantum black hole.

Hydrogenlike Spectrum of Spontaneously
Created Brane Universes with deSitter Ground
State Aharon Davidson Phys. Lett. B780, 29 (2018) arXiv:1708.00987 [grqc] Abstract: Unification of RandallSundrum and ReggeTeitelboim brane cosmologies gives birth to a serendipitous HiggsdeSitter interplay. A localized DvaliGabadadzePorrati scalar field, governed by a particular (analytically derived) doublewell quartic potential, becomes a mandatory ingredient for supporting a deSitter brane universe. When upgraded to a general Higgs potential, the brane surface tension gets quantized, resembling a Hydrogen atom spectrum, with deSitter universe serving as the ground state. This reflects the local/global structure of the Euclidean manifold: From finite energy density noboundary initial conditions, via a novel acceleration divide filter, to exact matching conditions at the exclusive nucleation point. Imaginary time periodicity comes as a bonus, with the associated Hawking temperature vanishing at the continuum limit. Upon spontaneous creation, while a finite number of levels describe universes dominated by a residual dark energy combined with damped matter oscillations, an infinite tower of excited levels undergo a Big Crunch. 
Frozen up Dilaton and the
GUT/Planck Mass Ratio Aharon Davidson and Tomer Ygael Phys. Lett. B722, 5 (2017) arXiv:1706.00368 [grqc] Abstract: By treating modulus and phase on equal footing, as pointed out by Dirac, local scale invariance can consistently accompany any BransDicke 