Higgs phenomenon for the graviton in AdS space

M. Porrati

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    In this review, we summarize recent findings that show how standard 4D Einstein gravity coupled to a conformal field theory can become massive in anti de Sitter space. Key ingredients in this phenomenon are nonstandard "transparent" boundary condition given to the CFT fields and the fact that AdS space is not globally hyperbolic, due to the presence of a time-like boundary.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1793-1802
    Number of pages10
    JournalModern Physics Letters A
    Issue number26
    StatePublished - Aug 30 2003


    • AdS space
    • Graviton
    • Higgs phenomenon

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
    • Astronomy and Astrophysics
    • General Physics and Astronomy


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