Self-acceleration with quasidilaton

Gregory Gabadadze, Rampei Kimura, David Pirtskhalava

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    Quasidilaton massive gravity is an extension of massive general relativity to a theory with additional scale invariance and approximate internal Galilean symmetry. The theory has a novel self-accelerated solution with the metric indistinguishable (in the decoupling limit) from the de Sitter space, its curvature set by the graviton mass. The spectra of tensor, vector, and scalar perturbations on this solution contain neither ghosts nor gradient instabilities or superluminal modes, for a range of the parameter space. This represents an example of a self-accelerated solution with viable perturbations, attainable within a low-energy effective field theory.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number024029
    JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Jul 10 2014

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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