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Springer Theses

Theoretical and Observational Consistency of Massive Gravity

Authors: Heisenberg, Lavinia

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  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Includes a detailed introduction to massive gravity for readers unfamiliar with the topic
  • Provides a summary of recent developments in massive gravity for advanced readers
  • Presents a detailed discussion of quantum corrections and technical naturalness
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This work is a detailed study of both the theoretical and phenomenological consequences of a massive graviton, within the ghost-free theory of massive gravity, the de Rham-Gabadadze-Tolley (dRGT) theory. Its aim is to test the physical viability of the theory. It begins by putting constraints on the parameters of the theory in the decoupling limit based on purely theoretical grounds, like classical stability in the cosmological evolution of self-accelerating and degravitating solutions. The author then constructs a proxy theory to massive gravity from the decoupling limit resulting in non-minimally coupled scalar-tensor interactions as an example of a subclass of Horndeski theories. Lastly, she addresses the natural question of whether the parameters introduced in the dRGT theory are subject to strong renormalization by quantum loops and shows how the non-renormalization theorem protects the graviton mass from quantum corrections. Beyond the decoupling limit the quantum corrections are found to be proportional to the graviton mass, proving its technical naturalness.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-18935-2
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Softcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-36910-5
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  • Please be advised Covid-19 shipping restrictions apply. Please review prior to ordering
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theoretical and Observational Consistency of Massive Gravity
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-18935-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-18935-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-18934-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36910-5
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 201
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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