Massive gravity: A primer

E. A. Bergshoeff, M. Kovacevic, J. Rosseel, Y. Yin

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We show that the recently constructed 3D higher-derivative New Massive Gravity theory is the result of a general procedure that allows one to construct, in the free case, higher-derivative gauge theories for a wide class of spins in diverse dimensions. We specify the criterium that the spin and dimension need to satisfy in order for the construction to apply. To clarify the general procedure we present examples of higher-derivative gauge theories for the special cases of spin 1 in D=3, 5 and 7 dimensions. We next apply the procedure to spin 2 in D=3 dimensions and show how the New Massive Gravity and Topological Massive Gravity theories are constructed. Both theories allow interactions. We indicate how and under which conditions the 3D New Massive Gravity theory can be extended to D=4 dimensions and the 3D Topological Massive Gravity theory can be extended to D=7 dimensions. We discuss the issue of interactions of these two theories.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaQuantum Gravity and Quantum Cosmology
Páginas119-145
Número de páginas27
Volumen863
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 2013

Serie de la publicación

NombreLecture Notes in Physics
Volumen863
ISSN (versión impresa)00758450

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  • Física y astronomía (miscelánea)

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    Bergshoeff, E. A., Kovacevic, M., Rosseel, J., & Yin, Y. (2013). Massive gravity: A primer. En Quantum Gravity and Quantum Cosmology (Vol. 863, pp. 119-145). (Lecture Notes in Physics; Vol. 863). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-33036-0_6