In a QFT on de Sitter background, one can study correlators between fields pushed to the future and past horizons of a comoving observer. This is a neat probe of the physics in the observer’s causal diamond (known as the static patch). We use this observable to give a generalization of the quasinormal spectrum in interacting theories, and to connect it to the spectral density that appears in the K ̈all ́en-Lehmann expansion of dS correlators. We also introduce a finite-temperature effective field theory consisting of free bulk fields coupled to a boundary. In matching it to the low frequency expansion of correlators, we find positivity constraints on the EFT parameters following from unitarity.

Organized by: Edoardo Giangrandi