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Manifestly Local Theory of Vacuum Energy Sequestering

Kaloper, Nemanja; Padilla, Antonio; Stefanyszyn, David; Zahariade, George

Authors

Nemanja Kaloper

David Stefanyszyn

George Zahariade



Abstract

© 2016 American Physical Society. We present a manifestly local, diffeomorphism invariant, and locally Poincaré invariant formulation of vacuum energy sequestering. In this theory, quantum vacuum energy generated by matter loops is canceled by auxiliary fields. The auxiliary fields decouple from gravity almost completely. Their only residual effect is an a priori arbitrary, finite contribution to the curvature of the background geometry, which is radiatively stable. Its value is to be determined by a measurement, like the finite part of any radiatively stable UV-sensitive quantity in quantum field theory.

Citation

Kaloper, N., Padilla, A., Stefanyszyn, D., & Zahariade, G. (2016). Manifestly Local Theory of Vacuum Energy Sequestering. Physical Review Letters, 116(5), https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.051302

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 17, 2015
Publication Date Feb 5, 2016
Deposit Date Jul 25, 2016
Publicly Available Date Jul 25, 2016
Journal Physical Review Letters
Print ISSN 0031-9007
Electronic ISSN 1079-7114
Publisher American Physical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 116
Issue 5
Article Number 051302
DOI https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.051302
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/35318
Publisher URL http://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.051302
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf

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