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Álvarez, Enrique and González Martín, Sergio and Herrero Valea, Mario and Pérez Martín, Carmelo (2015) Quantum corrections to unimodular gravity. Journal of high energy physics, 78 . ISSN 1029-8479

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/JHEP08(2015)078


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The problem of the comological constant appears in a new light in Unimodular Gravity. In particular, the zero momentum piece of the potential (that is, the constant piece independent of the matter fields) does not automatically produce a cosmological constant proportional to it. The aim of this paper is to give some details on a calculation showing that quantum corrections do not renormalize the classical value of this observable.


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We are grateful for illuminating discussions with Andrei Barvinsky and Christian Steinwachs. This work has been partially supported by the European Union FP7 ITN INVISIBLES (Marie Curie Actions, PITN-GA-2011-289442) and (HPRN-CT-200-00148); COST action MP1405 (Quantum Structure of Spacetime), COST action MP1210 (The String Theory Universe) as well as by FPA2012-31880 (MICINN, Spain)), FPA2011-24568 (MICINN, Spain), and S2009ESP-1473 (CA Madrid). The authors acknowledge the support of the Spanish MINECO Centro de Excelencia Severo Ochoa Programme under grant SEV-2012-0249. The xAct package [28] has been extensively used in the computations of the present paper.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Curved space-time; Gauge-theories; Renormalization
Subjects:Sciences > Physics
ID Code:34982
Deposited On:12 Jan 2016 16:12
Last Modified:18 Jan 2016 08:51

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