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Exotic massive 3D gravity

  • Mehmet Ozkan
  • Yi Pang
  • Paul K. Townsend
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
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Abstract

The linearized equations of “New Massive Gravity” propagate a parity doublet of massive spin-2 modes in 3D Minkowski spacetime, but a different non-linear extension is made possible by “third-way” consistency. There is a “Chern-Simons-like” action, as for other 3D massive gravity models, but the new theory is “exotic”: its action is parity odd. This “Exotic Massive Gravity” is the next-to-simplest case in an infinite sequence of third-way consistent 3D gravity theories, the simplest being the “Minimal Massive Gravity” alternative to “Topologically Massive Gravity”.

Keywords

Chern-Simons Theories Classical Theories of Gravity Field Theories in Lower Dimensions 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsIstanbul Technical UniversityMaslakTurkey
  2. 2.Mathematical InstituteUniversity of OxfordOxfordU.K.
  3. 3.Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Centre for Mathematical SciencesUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeU.K.

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