Massive higher derivative gravity in D-dimensional anti-de Sitter spacetimes


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Guellue I., TEKİN B.

PHYSICAL REVIEW D, vol.80, no.6, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 80 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevd.80.064033
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICAL REVIEW D

Abstract

We find the propagator and calculate the tree level scattering amplitude between two covariantly conserved sources in an anti-de Sitter background for the most general D-dimensional quadratic, four-derivative, gravity with a Pauli-Fierz mass. We also calculate the Newtonian potential for various limits of the theory in flat space. We show how the recently introduced three-dimensional New Massive Gravity is uniquely singled out among higher derivative models as a (tree level) unitary model and that its Newtonian limit is equivalent to that of the usual massive gravity in flat space.