EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 191, 2018XXth International Seminar on High Energy Physics (QUARKS-2018)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Gravity and its Modifications|
|Published online||31 October 2018|
Fourth-derivative relativistic quantum gravity
Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 60th October Anniversary Prospect 7a, Moscow 117312, Russia
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Published online: 31 October 2018
We consider relativistic quantum gravity with the action including terms quadratic in the curvature tensor. This model is known to be renormalizable. We demonstrate that the model is also unitary. New expressions for the corresponding Lagrangian and the graviton propagator within dimensional regularization are derived. We argue that the considered model is the proper candidate for the fundamental quantum theory of gravitation.
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