Asymptotically flat spacetimes in three-dimensional higher spin gravity

Hernán A. González, Javier Matulich, Miguel Pino, Ricardo Troncoso

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A consistent set of asymptotic conditions for higher spin gravity in three dimensions is proposed in the case of vanishing cosmological constant. The asymptotic symmetries are found to be spanned by a higher spin extension of the BMS3 algebra with an appropriate central extension. It is also shown that our results can be recovered from the ones recently found for asymptotically AdS3 spacetimes by virtue of a suitable gauge choice that allows to perform the vanishing cosmological constant limit.

Original languageEnglish
Article number16
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Classical Theories of Gravity
  • Conformal and W Symmetry
  • Gauge-gravity correspondence


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