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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 0556-2821. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20130606-142552073

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Abstract

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.


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http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.87.101501DOIArticle
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https://arxiv.org/abs/1301.5621arXivDiscussion Paper
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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
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NSFPHY-1064302
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG02-16492ER40701
Classification Code:PACS: 04.50.Kd, 04.50.-h, 04.90.+e
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20130606-142552073
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20130606-142552073
Official Citation:Deser, S., M. Sandora, et al. (2013). "Nonlinear partially massless from massive gravity?" Physical Review D 87(10): 101501.
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:14 Jun 2013 21:47
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