Gravity waves in three dimensions

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GÜRSES M., Sisman T. C., TEKİN B.

PHYSICAL REVIEW D, vol.92, no.8, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 92 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevd.92.084016
  • Journal Name: PHYSICAL REVIEW D
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


We find the explicit forms of the anti-de Sitter plane, anti-de Sitter spherical, and pp waves that solve both the linearized and exact field equations of the most general higher derivative gravity theory in three dimensions. As a subclass, we work out the six-derivative theory and the critical version of it where the masses of the two spin-2 excitations vanish and the spin-0 excitations decouple.