Stars and black holes in massive gravity

Andrei Gruzinov, Mehrdad Mirbabayi

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    Generically, massive gravity gives a nonunique gravitational field around a star. For a special family of massive gravity theories, we show that the stellar gravitational field is unique and observationally acceptable, that is close to Einsteinian. The black hole solutions in this family of theories are also studied and shown to be peculiar. Black holes have a near-horizon throat and the curvature diverging at the horizon. We show that there exists a subfamily of these massive gravity theories with nonsingular at horizon black holes.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number124019
    JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
    Issue number12
    StatePublished - Dec 9 2011

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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