Selfaccelerating massive gravity: Bimetric determinant singularities
Abstract
The existence of two metrics in massive gravity theories, in principle, allows solutions where there are singularities in new scalar invariants jointly constructed from them. These configurations occur when the two metrics differ substantially from each other, as in black hole and cosmological solutions. The simplest class of such singularities includes determinant singularities. We investigate whether the dynamics of bimetric massive gravity—where the second metric is allowed to evolve jointly with the spacetime metric—can avoid these singularities. We show that it is still possible to specify nonsingular initial conditions that evolve to a determinant singularity. Determinant singularities are a feature of massive gravity of both fixed and dynamical metric type.
 Publication:

Physical Review D
 Pub Date:
 January 2014
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRevD.89.027502
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1309.5947
 Bibcode:
 2014PhRvD..89b7502G
 Keywords:

 04.50.Kd;
 98.80.k;
 Modified theories of gravity;
 Cosmology;
 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
 4 pages, submitted to PRD