Three-dimensional Bondi-Metzner-Sachs invariant two-dimensional field theories as the flat limit of Liouville theory

Glenn Barnich, Andrés Gomberoff, Hernán A. González

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Abstract

In the gravitational context, Liouville theory is the two-dimensional conformal field theory that controls the boundary dynamics of asymptotically AdS3 spacetimes at the classical level. By taking a suitable limit of the coupling constants of the Hamiltonian formulation of Liouville, we construct and analyze a BMS3 invariant two-dimensional field theory that is likely to control the boundary dynamics at null infinity of threedimensional asymptotically flat gravity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number124032
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume87
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 24 Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes

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