We compute the one-loop divergences in a higher-derivative theory of gravity including Ricci tensor squared and Ricci scalar squared terms, in addition to the Hilbert and cosmological terms, on an (generally off-shell) Einstein background. We work with a two-parameter family of parametrizations of the graviton field, and a two-parameter family of gauges. We find that there are some choices of gauge or parametrization that reduce the dependence on the remaining parameters. The results are invariant under a recently discovered “duality” that involves the replacement of the densitized metric by a densitized inverse metric as the fundamental quantum variable.
|Titolo:||Gauges and functional measures in quantum gravity II: higher-derivative gravity|
|Autori:||Ohta, N.; Percacci, R.; Pereira, A. D.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-5176-z|
|Fulltext via DOI:||https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-5176-z|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|