Conference talk J. Rosseel

J. Rosseel
CTN Groningen
A New Road to Massive Gravity?

Theories of Massive Gravity have been considered as an IR modification of General Relativity, that might be able to alleviate the cosmological constant problem. In this talk, I will describe a possible new way of constructing a theory of Massive Gravity in four dimensions. After outlining what is meant by Massive Gravity and where the interest in Massive Gravity stems from, I will describe various problems that have to be dealt with in constructing interesting theories of Massive Gravity. I will argue that studying an exotic representation that describes a massive graviton in four dimensions can perhaps lead to a new four-dimensional Massive Gravity theory.

Academy Building
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 17:10 - 17:30