Riemann–Cartan Gravity with Dynamical Signature

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Abstract

Model of Riemann–Cartan gravity with varying signature of metric is considered. The basic dynamical variables of the formalism are vierbein, spin connection, and an internal metric in the tangent space. The corresponding action contains new terms, which depend on these fields. In general case the signature of the metric is determined dynamically. The Minkowski signature is preferred dynamically because the configurations with the other signatures are dynamically suppressed. We also discuss briefly the motion of particles in the background of the modified black hole configuration, in which inside the horizon the signature is that of Euclidean space–time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-60
Number of pages7
JournalJETP Letters
Volume116
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2022

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