Imperial College London

Claudia de Rham

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Professor of Theoretical Physics
 
 
 
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+44 (0)20 7594 7841c.de-rham CV

 
 
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506Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus

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Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{de:2016:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.07.035,
author = {de, Rham C and Tolley, AJ and Zhou, S-Y},
doi = {10.1016/j.physletb.2016.07.035},
journal = {Physics Letters B},
pages = {579--583},
title = {Non-compact nonlinear sigma models},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2016.07.035},
volume = {760},
year = {2016}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - The target space of a nonlinear sigma model is usually required to be positive definite to avoid ghosts. We introduce a unique class of nonlinear sigma models where the target space metric has a Lorentzian signature, thus the associated group being non-compact. We show that the would-be ghost associated with the negative direction is fully projected out by 2 second-class constraints, and there exist stable solutions in this class of models. This result also has important implications for Lorentz–invariant massive gravity: There exist stable nontrivial vacua in massive gravity that are free from any linear vDVZ-discontinuity and a Λ2 decoupling limit can be defined on these vacua.
AU - de,Rham C
AU - Tolley,AJ
AU - Zhou,S-Y
DO - 10.1016/j.physletb.2016.07.035
EP - 583
PY - 2016///
SN - 0370-2693
SP - 579
TI - Non-compact nonlinear sigma models
T2 - Physics Letters B
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2016.07.035
UR - http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000382890500088&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=1ba7043ffcc86c417c072aa74d649202
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/45788
VL - 760
ER -