Non-local infinite derivative theories of gravity

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Alexey Koshelev (U. Beira Interior)

AbstractIn my talk I will introduce and review the so-called non-local infinite derivative gravity theory. This gravity modification originates from string field theory and sends signs that it can be UV complete. I will explain the status of these expectations. Then I will pay special account to the possibility of singularities resolution and to application to inflation. Recent results and open questions will be discussed.




This seminar is supported by Portuguese Funds through the CIDMA - Centre for Research and Development in Mathematics and Applications, and the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology ("FCT" - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia), within the project UID/MAT/04106/2013.