DBI and the Galileon reunited

  title={DBI and the Galileon reunited},
  author={Claudia de Rham and Andrew J. Tolley},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory},
  • C. RhamA. Tolley
  • Published 30 March 2010
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory
We derive the relativistic generalization of the Galileon, by studying the brane position modulus of a relativistic probe brane embedded in a five- dimensional bulk. In the appropriate Galilean contraction limit, we recover the complete Galileon generalization of the DGP decoupling theory and its conformal extension. All higher order interactions for the Galileon and its relativistic generalization naturally follow from the brane tension, induced curvature, and the Gibbons-Hawking-York boundary… 

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