Cosmological Implications of Doubly-Coupled Massive Bigravity

  • Adam Ross SolomonEmail author
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So far we have studied the cosmological solutions of massive bigravity in Chaps.  3 and  4 with matter coupled only to one metric, and discussed some of the theoretical issues with extending to a bimetric matter coupling in Chap.  5. As emphasised in the introduction of Chap.  5, the singly-coupled theory spoils the metric interchange symmetry present in vacuum; the kinetic and mass terms treat the metrics on equal footing, but this is broken when one couples matter to only one metric. It is therefore compelling to investigate other types of matter coupling that extend this metric-interchange symmetry to the entire theory. Moreover, as demonstrated in Chap.  3, cosmological background viability and linear stability rule out all but a small handful of the parameter space of the singly-coupled theory. By extending the matter coupling, we may be able to open up the space of observationally-allowed bimetric theories.


Cosmological Constant Cosmic Microwave Background Vacuum Energy Massive Gravity Friedmann Equation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Particle CosmologyUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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