Mar 2 – 20, 2015
Nordita, Stockholm
Europe/Stockholm timezone

Born-Infeldizing gravity

Mar 13, 2015, 10:00 AM
FP41 (Nordita, Stockholm)


Nordita, Stockholm


Dr Jose Beltran Jimenez


In order to regularize the energy of point-like charged particles, Born and Infeld introduced a modification of the Maxwell lagrangian that naturally imposes an upper bound on electromagnetic fields. This approach was later taken by Deser and Gibbons to propose an analogous modification for gravity. I will review some of these ideas as well as some extensions for the gravitational sector. Finally, a scenario where inflation could be supported by a set of massive particles within the context of these theories will be discussed.

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