General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 39–48 | Cite as

Dual gravity and matter

  • Eric A. Bergshoeff
  • Mees de Roo
  • Sven F. Kerstan
  • Axel Kleinschmidt
  • Fabio Riccioni
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Research Article

Abstract

We consider the problem of finding a dual formulation of gravity in the presence of non-trivial matter couplings. In the absence of matter a dual graviton can be introduced only for linearised gravitational interactions. We show that the coupling of linearised gravity to matter poses obstructions to the usual construction and comment on possible resolutions of this difficulty.

Keywords

Gravity Duality Matter 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric A. Bergshoeff
    • 1
  • Mees de Roo
    • 1
  • Sven F. Kerstan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Axel Kleinschmidt
    • 3
  • Fabio Riccioni
    • 4
  1. 1.Centre for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.OptiverAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Physique Théorique et Mathématique and International Solvay InstitutesUniversité Libre de Bruxelles, Boulevard du TriompheBruxellesBelgium
  4. 4.Department of MathematicsKing’s College LondonStrand, LondonUK

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