Thursday, July 11, 2013

1307.2774 (Eric A. Bergshoeff et al.)

Zwei-Dreibein Gravity    [PDF]

Eric A. Bergshoeff, Sjoerd de Haan, Olaf Hohm, Wout Merbis, Paul K. Townsend
We present a generally-covariant and parity-invariant "zwei-dreibein" action for gravity in three space-time dimensions that propagates two massive spin-2 modes, unitarily, and we use Hamiltonian methods to confirm the absence of unphysical degrees of freedom. We show how zwei-dreibein gravity unifies previous "3D massive gravity" models, and extends them, in the context of the AdS/CFT correspondence, to allow for a positive central charge consistent with bulk unitarity.
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