Two modified gravity theories with few degrees of freedom
Starts 13 Dec 2018 14:30
Ends 13 Dec 2018 16:00
Central European Time
Leonardo Building - Euler Lecture Hall
Abstract. In this talk, I will present two specific modifications of gravity in which the number of degrees of freedom (d.o.f.) is minimized using a cosmological-scale violation of Lorentz invariance. I will focus on their construction, showing how different methods can be used to accomplish the same goal, i.e. keeping a low number of d.o.f. As a first example, I will describe a class of modified gravity theories that propagate only the usual two polarizations of gravitational waves and that have an Einstein frame. As a second example I will give a short overview of the minimal theory of massive gravity, a theory of massive gravity with only two d.o.f., and on its generalizations.
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