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Accelerating the universe with massive gravity

22 May 2013

Time: 4:00pm
Venue: Maths 103
Series: 
The London Relativity and Cosmology Seminar
Speaker: 
Gianmassimo Tasinato (Portsmouth)
 
Abstract: 

A theory of massive gravity has been recently proposed, that overcomes most of the theoretical  problems of previous proposals to give mass to the graviton of the past 80 years. I will review in a pedagogical manner all the steps to build such a theory of modified gravity, and critically discuss the intriguing possibility that massive gravity can explain present day acceleration in a technically natural way.

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