Cedric Deffayet (Paris): Topics in massive and partially massless gravity

Donnerstag, 23. Januar 2020 14:00

Ort: Seminarraum 218, Währinger Str. 17, 2. Stock

The wish to "give a mass to the graviton" (or to make gravity finite range) is old and has motivations ranging from cosmology to the achievement of a theoretical challenge. After reviewing the attempts in this direction and their numerous obstacles, I will discuss recent progresses. In a second part of the talk, I will introduce some our results on the construction of a consistent partially massless graviton on curved backgrounds as well as that of a theory of multiple partially massless such fields."


Raum 218, Währinger Str. 17, 2. Stock