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Universality of testing ghost-free gravity

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Article number104033
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>15/11/2016
<mark>Journal</mark>Physical Review D
Issue number10
Volume94
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished
Early online date14/11/16
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

In this paper we show that there is a universal prediction for the Newtonian potential for an infinite derivative, ghost-free, quadratic curvature gravity. We show that in order to make such a theory ghost-free at a perturbative level, the Newtonian potential always falls-off as 1/r in the infrared limit, while at short distances the potential becomes non-singular. We provide examples which can potentially test the scale of gravitational non-locality up to 0.01 eV.

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© 2016 American Physical Society