Volume 118, Number 2, April 2017
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||The Physics of Elementary Particles and Fields|
|Published online||22 June 2017|
Noncommutative gravity and the relevance of the θ-constant deformation
Faculty of Physics, University of Belgrade - Belgrade, Serbia
Received: 24 May 2017
Accepted: 9 June 2017
The breaking of diffeomorphism invariance in the Moyal-Weyl (θ-constant) noncommutative (NC) space-time is a well-known and a long-standing problem. It makes the construction of NC gravity models and interpretation of their results very difficult. In order to solve this problem in this letter we construct a NC gravity action based on the NC gauge group and the Seiberg-Witten expansion. The NC equations of motion show that the noncommutativity plays the role of a source for the curvature and/or torsion. Finally, we calculate the NC corrections to the Minkowski space-time and show that in the presence of noncommutativity the Minkowski space-time becomes curved, but remains torsion-free. More importantly, we show that the coordinate system we are using is given by the Fermi normal coordinates; the NC deformation is constant in this particular reference system. The breaking of diffeomorphism invariance is understood as a consequence of working in a preferred reference system. In an arbitrary reference system, the NC deformation is obtained by an appropriate coordinate transformation.
PACS: 11.10.Nx – Noncommutative field theory / 04.50.Kd – Modified theories of gravity
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