Exotic massive gravity: Causality and a Birkhoff-like theorem


Creative Commons License

KILIÇARSLAN E., TEKİN B.

PHYSICAL REVIEW D, vol.100, no.4, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 100 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevd.100.044035
  • Journal Name: PHYSICAL REVIEW D
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus

Abstract

We study the local causality issue via the Shapiro time-delay computations in the on-shell consistent exotic massive gravity in three dimensions. The theory shows time delay as opposed to time advance despite having a ghost at the linearized level both for asymptotically flat and anti-de Sitter spacetimes. We also prove a Birkhoff-like theorem: any solution with a hypersurface orthogonal non-null Killing vector field is conformally flat; and we find some exact solutions.