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"The spin-2 sector and its interactions"

J. Noller
Dept. Physics Astroph. Nuclear Astroph. Lab., Univ. Oxford (Oxford, Grande Bretagne)

In this talk I discuss the theory space of consistent theories describing one or more spin-2 fields (gravitons) from an effective field theory perspective. For a single graviton, this includes ghost-free massive gravity interactions and General Relativity, but also non-Einstein-Hilbert kinetic interactions and non-trivial couplings to matter. In particular I show in which sense General Relativity and ghost-free massive gravity are unique and that there is a very well defined set of other non-standard terms one can in principle add without destroying the validity of the theory.

lundi 9 février 2015 - 11:00
Salle des séminaires Évry Schatzman,
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris

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