Title: Aspects of conformal gravity
Other Titles: Aspekte konformer Gravitation
Language: English
Authors: Irakleidou, Maria 
Qualification level: Doctoral
Advisor: Grumiller, Daniel  
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: 
Irakleidou, M. (2018). Aspects of conformal gravity [Dissertation, Technische Universität Wien]. reposiTUm. https://resolver.obvsg.at/urn:nbn:at:at-ubtuw:1-128551
Number of Pages: 139
Qualification level: Doctoral
Abstract: 
Conformal gravity is a higher derivative gravitational theory, with its characteristic feature being, in addition to diffeomorphism invariance, invariance under conformal transformations. In partic-ular, the conformal gravity Lagrangian contains up to 4 th order derivatives of the metric and in 4 spacetime dimensions the action is invariant under local conformal rescalings of the metric tensor. Like most higher derivative gravitational theories, it seems to have a better behavior than General Relativity in the quantum regime, but additionally, it suffers from the problem of ghosts. The theory has been considered in several aspects in the literature, such as in the content of quantum gravity and phenomenology. Furthermore, conformal gravity has been widely studied in the holographic framework.
Keywords: conformal gravity; holographic principle; asymptotic symmetries
conformal gravity; holographic principle; asymptotic symmetries
URI: https://resolver.obvsg.at/urn:nbn:at:at-ubtuw:1-128551
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12708/7725
Library ID: AC15146264
Organisation: E136 - Institut für Theoretische Physik 
Publication Type: Thesis
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