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Exotic massive gravity: Causality and a Birkhoff-like theorem

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2019-08-16
KILIÇARSLAN, ERCAN
Tekin, Bayram
We study the local causality issue via the Shapiro time-delay computations in the on-shell consistent exotic massive gravity in three dimensions. The theory shows time delay as opposed to time advance despite having a ghost at the linearized level both for asymptotically flat and anti-de Sitter spacetimes. We also prove a Birkhoff-like theorem: any solution with a hypersurface orthogonal non-null Killing vector field is conformally flat; and we find some exact solutions.