Publication Date: 2017.
We analyze the extended quasidilaton massive gravity model around a Friedmann-Lemaître-Robertson- Walker cosmological background. We present a careful stability analysis of asymptotic fixed points. We find that the traditional fixed point cannot be approached dynamically, except from a perfectly fine-tuned initial condition involving both the quasidilaton and the Hubble parameter. A less-well examined fixed- point solution, where the time derivative of the zeroth Stückelberg field vanishes φ_ 0 1⁄4 0, encounters no such difficulty, and the fixed point is an attractor in some finite region of initial conditions. We examine the question of the presence of a Boulware-Deser ghost in the theory. We show that the additional constraint that generically allows for the elimination of the Boulware-Deser mode is only present under special initial conditions. We find that the only possibility corresponds to the traditional fixed point and the initial conditions are the same fine-tuned conditions that allow the fixed point to be approached dynamically.
Author affiliation: Anselmi, Stefano. Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7; Francia. Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris; Francia. Case Western Reserve University; Estados Unidos
Author affiliation: Kumar, Saurabh. Case Western Reserve University; Estados Unidos
Author affiliation: Lopez Nacir, Diana Laura. Cern - European Organization For Nuclear Research; Suiza. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Author affiliation: Starkman, Glenn D.. Case Western Reserve University; Estados Unidos
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