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Superluminal Propagation and Acausality of Nonlinear Massive Gravity

Deser, S. and Izumi, K. and Ong, Y. C. and Waldron, A. (2013) Superluminal Propagation and Acausality of Nonlinear Massive Gravity. . (Submitted) http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20161219-091055637

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Abstract

Massive gravity is an old idea: trading geometry for mass. Much effort has been expended on establishing a healthy model, culminating in the current ghost-free version. We summarize here our recent findings -- that it is still untenable -- because it is locally acausal: CTC solutions can be constructed in a small neighborhood of any event.


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Deser, S.0000-0001-9285-9434
Additional Information:We thank M. Porrati for requesting a CTC clarification, and W. Siegel for a SUSY query. S. Deser was supported in part by NSF PHY-1266107 and DOE DE-FG02-164 92ER40701 grants. K. Izumi is supported by Taiwan National Science Council under Project No. NSC101-2811-M-002-103. Y. C. Ong was supported by the Taiwan Scholarship from Taiwan’s Ministry of Education.
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NSFPHY-1266107
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG02-16492ER40701
National Science Council (Taipei)NSC101-2811-M-002-103
Ministry of Education (Taipei)UNSPECIFIED
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