Dual fields of massive/massless gravitons in IR/UV completions

Ashkbiz Danehkar, Hassan Alshal, Thomas L. Curtright

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In the holographic picture, the Brout-Englert-Higgs (BEH) mechanism in d-dimensional Yang-Mills theories is conjectured to provide a Higgs-like mechanism for gravity in d + 1 dimensions, resulting in massive (or massless) gravitons in IR (or UV) completions. Accordingly, one could imagine dual (magnetic-type) fields of massive gravitons in the IR (low-energy) limit that are coupled to the curl of their own energy-momentum, as well as to the rotation of matter fields on large scales. This hypothesis, which might solve cosmological issues currently ascribed to dark matter and dark energy, needs to be examined by the future Laser Interferometer Space Antenna mission using observations of gravitational waves emitted from extragalactic sources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number2142021
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics D
StateAccepted/In press - 2021


  • Dual fields
  • Gravitation
  • Gravitational waves
  • Massive gravity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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