Vol. 17 (2014) > lrr-2014-7

doi: 10.12942/lrr-2014-7
Living Rev. Relativity 17 (2014), 7

Massive Gravity

1 CERCA & Physics Department, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA

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We review recent progress in massive gravity. We start by showing how different theories of massive gravity emerge from a higher-dimensional theory of general relativity, leading to the Dvali–Gabadadze–Porrati model (DGP), cascading gravity, and ghost-free massive gravity. We then explore their theoretical and phenomenological consistency, proving the absence of Boulware–Deser ghosts and reviewing the Vainshtein mechanism and the cosmological solutions in these models. Finally, we present alternative and related models of massive gravity such as new massive gravity, Lorentz-violating massive gravity and non-local massive gravity.

Keywords: General relativity, Gravity, Alternative theories of gravity, Modified theories of gravity, Massive gravity

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ORIGINAL http://www.livingreviews.org/lrr-2014-7
Title Massive Gravity
Author Claudia de Rham
Date accepted 18 July 2014, published 25 August 2014
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