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Cosmic expansion in extended quasidilaton massive gravity
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2015 (English)In: Physical Review D, ISSN 1550-7998, E-ISSN 1550-2368, Vol. 91, no 4, 041301Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Quasidilaton massive gravity offers a physically well-defined gravitational theory with nonzero graviton mass. We present the full set of dynamical equations governing the expansion history of the Universe, valid during radiation domination, matter domination, and a late-time self-accelerating epoch related to the graviton mass. The existence of self-consistent solutions constrains the amplitude of the quasidilaton field and the graviton mass, as well as other model parameters. We point out that the effective mass of gravitational waves can be significantly larger than the graviton mass, opening the possibility that a single theory can explain both the late-time acceleration of cosmic expansion and modifications of structure growth leading to the suppression of large-angle correlations observed in the cosmic microwave background.

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2015. Vol. 91, no 4, 041301
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-166352DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.91.041301ISI: 000352306000001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84923352885OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-166352DiVA: diva2:811148
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Available from: 2015-05-11 Created: 2015-05-07 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved

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