Logarithmic AdS waves and Zwei-Dreibein gravity

  • Eric A. Bergshoeff
  • Andrés F. Goya
  • Wout MerbisEmail author
  • Jan Rosseel
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We show that the parameter space of Zwei-Dreibein Gravity (ZDG) in AdS3 exhibits critical points, where massive graviton modes coincide with pure gauge modes and new ‘logarithmic’ modes appear, similar to what happens in New Massive Gravity. The existence of critical points is shown both at the linearized level, as well as by finding AdS wave solutions of the full non-linear theory, that behave as logarithmic modes towards the AdS boundary. In order to find these solutions explicitly, we give a reformulation of ZDG in terms of a single Dreibein, that involves an infinite number of derivatives. At the critical points, ZDG can be conjectured to be dual to a logarithmic conformal field theory with zero central charges, characterized by new anomalies whose conjectured values are calculated.


Gauge-gravity correspondence Classical Theories of Gravity Chern-Simons Theories 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric A. Bergshoeff
    • 1
  • Andrés F. Goya
    • 1
    • 2
  • Wout Merbis
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jan Rosseel
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Universidad de Buenos Aires FCEN-UBA and IFIBA-CONICET, Ciudad UniversitariaBuenos AiresArgentina
  3. 3.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria

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