Theoretical High Energy Seminar

Jan Rosseel (Vienna University of Technology)

An overview of recent developments in massive higher-derivative gravity


Theories of massive gravity are often considered as toy models for (quantum) gravity or in the context of the cosmological constant problem. After a general introduction on massive gravity, I will mostly focus on a class of massive gravity theories in three dimensions, that involve higher-derivative terms. I will describe some of the properties of such theories and I will outline how certain higher-derivative gravities can be conjectured to be holographic duals of Logarithmic CFTs. Finally, I will describe how these theories can be partially generalized to higher dimensions.


Date: Thursday, 14/2/13

Time: 14:15

Place: Auditorium A, Blegdamsvej 17, 2100, Copenhagen Ø