Seesaw modification of gravity

Gia Dvali, Xin rui Hou

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    We discuss a model in which the fundamental scale of gravity is restricted to (Formula presented) An observable modification of gravity occurs simultaneously at the Hubble distance and at around 0.1 mm. These predictions can be tested both by the table-top experiments and by cosmological measurements. The model is formulated as a brane-world theory embedded in a space with two or more infinite-volume extra dimensions. Gravity on the brane reproduces the four-dimensional laws at observable distances but turns to the high-dimensional behavior at larger scales. To determine the crossover distance we smooth out the singularities in the Green’s functions by taking into account softening of the graviton propagator due to the high-dimensional operators that are suppressed by the fundamental scale. We find that irrespective of the precise nature of microscopic gravity the ultraviolet and infrared scales of gravity modification are rigidly correlated. This fixes the fundamental scale of gravity at (Formula presented) The result persists for nonzero thickness branes.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - 2003

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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