Conference talk J. Rosseel

Speaker: 
J. Rosseel
Affiliation: 
CTN Groningen
Title: 
A New Road to Massive Gravity?
Abstract: 

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.

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