Massive gravity in ads and minkowski backgrounds

M. Porrati

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    Abstract

    I review some interesting features of massive gravity in two maximally symmetric backgrounds: Anti de Sitter space and Minkowski space. While massive gravity in AdS can be seen as a spontaneously broken, UV safe theory, no such interpretation exists yet in the flat-space case. Here, I point out the problems encountered in trying to find such completion, and possible mechanisms to overcome them.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationDeserfest
    Subtitle of host publicationA Celebration of the Life and Works of Stanley Deser: Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, 3-5 April 2004
    PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
    Pages233-241
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Electronic)9789812774804
    ISBN (Print)9812560823, 9789812560827
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Porrati, M. (2006). Massive gravity in ads and minkowski backgrounds. In Deserfest: A Celebration of the Life and Works of Stanley Deser: Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, 3-5 April 2004 (pp. 233-241). World Scientific Publishing Co.. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789812774804_0017