A Caltech Library Service

Nonlinear partially massless from massive gravity?

Deser, S. and Sandora, M. and Waldron, A. (2013) Nonlinear partially massless from massive gravity? Physical Review D, 87 (10). Art. No. 101501. ISSN 2470-0010. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.87.101501.

PDF - Published Version
See Usage Policy.


Use this Persistent URL to link to this item:


We show that consistent nonlinear partially massless models cannot be obtained starting from “f-g” massive gravity, with “f” the embedding de Sitter space. The obstruction, which is also the source of f-g acausality, is the very same fifth constraint that removes the notorious sixth ghost excitation. Here, however, it blocks extension of the gauge invariance (appearing for mass to de Sitter cosmological constant tunings) that removed the helicity-zero mode at linear level. Separately, our methods allow us to almost complete the proof that all f-g models are acausal.

Item Type:Article
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription Paper
Deser, S.0000-0001-9285-9434
Additional Information:© 2013 American Physical Society. Received 24 January 2013; published 6 May 2013. We thank Nemanja Kaloper for discussions. S. D. was supported in part by NSF PHY-1064302 and DOE DE-FG02-164 92ER40701 grants.
Group:Caltech Theory
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG02-16492ER40701
Issue or Number:10
Classification Code:PACS: 04.50.Kd, 04.50.-h, 04.90.+e
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20130606-142552073
Persistent URL:
Official Citation:Deser, S., M. Sandora, et al. (2013). "Nonlinear partially massless from massive gravity?" Physical Review D 87(10): 101501.
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:38840
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:14 Jun 2013 21:47
Last Modified:09 Nov 2021 23:40

Repository Staff Only: item control page