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Super-renormalizable and Finite Gravitational Theories
  OKC/Nordita High-Energy Physics Theory seminar

Monday 04 August 2014
from 13:30 to 14:30
at 122:026
Speaker : Leslaw Rachwal (Fudan University)
Abstract : We introduce and extensively study a class of non-polynomial higher derivative theories of gravity that realize a ultraviolet (UV) completion of Einstein general relativity. These theories are unitary (ghost free) and at most one-loop divergences survive. The outcome is a class of theories super-renormalizable in even dimension and finite in odd dimension. Moreover, we explicitly prove in $D=4$ that there exists an extension of the theory, in which it is completely finite and all the beta functions vanish even at one-loop. These results can be easily extended in extra dimensions and it is likely that the higher dimensional theory can be made finite too.

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