Emergent gravity from vanishing energymomentum tensor
Abstract
A constraint of vanishing energymomentum tensor is motivated by a variety of perspectives on quantum gravity. We demonstrate in a concrete example how this constraint leads to a metricindependent theory in which quantum gravity emerges as a nonperturbative artifact of regularizationscale physics. We analyze a scalar theory similar to the DiracBornInfeld (DBI) theory with vanishing gauge fields, with the DBI Lagrangian modulated by a scalar potential. In the limit of a large number of scalars, we explicitly demonstrate the existence of a composite massless spin2 graviton in the spectrum that couples to matter as in Einstein gravity. As a result, we comment on the cosmological constant problem and the generalization to theories with fermions and gauge fields.
 Authors:
 College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (United States)
 Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States)
 Publication Date:
 Research Org.:
 College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (United States)
 Sponsoring Org.:
 USDOE Office of Science (SC)
 OSTI Identifier:
 1361210
 Grant/Contract Number:
 SC0007894
 Resource Type:
 Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
 Journal Name:
 Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
 Additional Journal Information:
 Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2017; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 10298479
 Publisher:
 Springer Berlin
 Country of Publication:
 United States
 Language:
 English
 Subject:
 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; models of quantum gravity; effective field theories
Citation Formats
Carone, Christopher D., Erlich, Joshua, and Vaman, Diana. Emergent gravity from vanishing energymomentum tensor. United States: N. p., 2017.
Web. doi:10.1007/JHEP03(2017)134.
Carone, Christopher D., Erlich, Joshua, & Vaman, Diana. Emergent gravity from vanishing energymomentum tensor. United States. doi:10.1007/JHEP03(2017)134.
Carone, Christopher D., Erlich, Joshua, and Vaman, Diana. Mon .
"Emergent gravity from vanishing energymomentum tensor". United States.
doi:10.1007/JHEP03(2017)134. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1361210.
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