Theoretical High Energy Seminar – Niels Bohr Institute - University of Copenhagen

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Theoretical High Energy Seminar

Speaker: Jan Rosseel (Vienna University of Technology)

Title: An overview of recent developments in massive higher-derivative gravity


Theories of massive gravity are often considered as toy models for (quantum) gravity or in the context of the cosmological constant problem. After a general introduction on massive gravity, I will mostly focus on a class of massive gravity theories in three dimensions, that involve higher-derivative terms. I will describe some of the properties of such theories and I will outline how certain higher-derivative gravities can be conjectured to be holographic duals of Logarithmic CFTs. Finally, I will describe how these theories can be partially generalized to higher dimensions.