Non-Pauli-Fierz massive gravitons

Gia Dvali, Oriol Pujolàs, Michele Redi

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    We study general Lorentz invariant theories of massive gravitons. We show that, contrary to the standard lore, there exist consistent theories where the graviton mass term violates Pauli-Fierz structure. For theories where the graviton is a resonance, this does not imply the existence of a scalar ghost if the deviation from a Pauli-Fierz structure becomes sufficiently small at high energies. These types of mass terms are required by any consistent realization of the Dvali-Gabadadze-Porrati model in higher dimension.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number171303
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Issue number17
    StatePublished - Oct 24 2008

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Physics and Astronomy


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