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Deconstructing higher order clockwork gravity

Avgoustidis, Anastasios; Niedermann, Florian; Padilla, Antonio; Saffin, Paul M.

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Florian Niedermann

Professor of Physics


We consider the higher order clockwork theory of gravitational interactions, whereby a number of gravitons are coupled together with TeV strength, but nevertheless generate a Planck scale coupling to matter without the need for a dilaton. It is shown that the framework naturally lends itself to a five-dimensional geometry, and we find the 5D continuum version of such deconstructed 4D gravitational clockwork models. Moreover, the clockwork picture has matter coupled to particular gravitons, which in the 5D framework looks like a braneworld model, with the Randall-Sundrum model being a special case. More generally, the gravitational clockwork leads to a family of scalar-tensor braneworld models, where the scalar is not a dilaton.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 7, 2021
Online Publication Date Jun 2, 2021
Publication Date Jun 2, 2021
Deposit Date May 12, 2021
Publicly Available Date Jun 2, 2021
Journal Physical Review D
Print ISSN 2470-0010
Electronic ISSN 2470-0029
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 103
Issue 12
Article Number 124007
Keywords Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
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