No van Dam-Veltman-Zakharov discontinuity in adS space

M. Porrati

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    We prove that the van Dam-Veltman-Zakharov discontinuity arising in the massless limit of massive gravity theories is peculiar to Minkowski space and it is not present in anti-de Sitter space, where the massless limit is smooth. More generally, the massless limit is smooth whenever the square of the graviton mass vanishes faster than the cosmological constant.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)92-96
    Number of pages5
    JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
    Issue number1-2
    StatePublished - Jan 18 2001

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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