We present new traversable wormhole and nonsingular black hole solutions in pure, scale-free R2 gravity. These exotic solutions require no null energy condition violating or "exotic" matter and are supported only by the vacuum of the theory. It is well known that f(R) theories of gravity may be recast as dual theories in the Einstein frame. The solutions we present are found when the conformal transformation required to move to the dual frame is singular. For quadratic R2 gravity, the required conformal factor is identically zero for spacetimes with R=0. Solutions in this case are argued to arise in the strong coupling limit of general relativity.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology|
|State||Published - Aug 24 2015|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)