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The Dynamical Origin of the Graviton Mass in the Non-Linear Theory of Massive Gravity

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The Open University of Hong Kong, 30 Good Shepherd Street, Homantin, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Tokyo University of Science, 1-3, Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8601, Japan
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State Key Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100190, China
Universe 2019, 5(7), 166; https://doi.org/10.3390/universe5070166
Received: 29 March 2019 / Revised: 28 June 2019 / Accepted: 2 July 2019 / Published: 6 July 2019
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Abstract

We compare the standard Higgs mechanism corresponding to the scalar field, with the dynamical origin of the graviton mass inside the scenario of the dRGT theory of massive gravity. We demonstrate that the effective mass perceived locally by different observers depends on how they define the local time with respect to the preferred notion of time defined by the Stückelberg function T 0 ( r , t ) . View Full-Text
Keywords: graviton mass; Higgs mechanism; Stückelberg function; time-direction; massive gravity graviton mass; Higgs mechanism; Stückelberg function; time-direction; massive gravity
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Arraut, I. The Dynamical Origin of the Graviton Mass in the Non-Linear Theory of Massive Gravity. Universe 2019, 5, 166.

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