All Physics Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Classical and Quantum Gravity

Volume

24

Issue

2

Publication Date

2007

First Page

475

Last Page

496

DOI

10.1088/0264-9381/24/2/012

Arxiv Identifier

arXiv:hep-th/0412293v3

Abstract

We write a gravity theory with Yang–Mills-type action using the biconformal gauging of the conformal group. We show that the resulting biconformal Yang–Mills gravity theories describe 4-dim, scale-invariant general relativity in the case of slowly changing fields. In addition, we systematically extend arbitrary 4-dim Yang–Mills theories to biconformal space, providing a new arena for studying flat-space Yang–Mills theories. By applying the biconformal extension to a 4-dim pure Yang–Mills theory with conformal symmetry, we establish a 1-1, onto mapping between a set of gravitational gauge theories and 4-dim, flat-space gauge theories.

Comments

Published by Institute of Physics in Classical and Quantum Gravity. Author has deposited preprint in arXiv.org, which is available for download through link above.