Supertranslations and Superrotations at the Black Hole Horizon

Laura Donnay, Gaston Giribet, Hernán A. González, Miguel Pino

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We show that the asymptotic symmetries close to nonextremal black hole horizons are generated by an extension of supertranslations. This group is generated by a semidirect sum of Virasoro and Abelian currents. The charges associated with the asymptotic Killing symmetries satisfy the same algebra. When considering the special case of a stationary black hole, the zero mode charges correspond to the angular momentum and the entropy at the horizon.

Original languageEnglish
Article number091101
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - 3 Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes


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