Viable cosmology in bimetric theory

Antonio De Felice, A. Emir Gümrüküoǧlu, Shinji Mukohyama, Norihiro Tanahashi, Takahiro Tanaka

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We study cosmological perturbations in bimetric theory with two fluids each of which is coupled to one of the two metrics. Focusing on a healthy branch of background solutions, we clarify the stability of the cosmological perturbations. For this purpose, we extend the condition for the absence of the so-called Higuchi ghost, and show that the condition is guaranteed to be satisfied on the healthy branch. We also calculate the squared propagation speeds of perturbations and derive the conditions for the absence of the gradient instability. To avoid the gradient instability, we find that the model parameters are weakly constrained.

Original languageEnglish
Article number037
JournalJournal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2014


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Felice, A. D., Gümrüküoǧlu, A. E., Mukohyama, S., Tanahashi, N., & Tanaka, T. (2014). Viable cosmology in bimetric theory. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 2014(6), [037].