Properties of the classical action of quantum gravity

  • Damiano Anselmi


The classical action of quantum gravity, determined by renormalization, contains infinitely many independent couplings and can be expressed in different perturbatively equivalent ways. We organize it in a convenient form, which is based on invariants constructed with the Weyl tensor. We show that the FLRW metrics are exact solutions of the field equations in arbitrary dimensions, and so are all locally conformally flat solutions of the Einstein equations. Moreover, expanding the metric tensor around locally conformally flat backgrounds the quadratic part of the action is free of higher derivatives. Black-hole solutions of Schwarzschild and Kerr type are modified in a non-trivial way. We work out the first corrections to their metrics and study their properties.


Classical Theories of Gravity Black Holes Models of Quantum Gravity Renormalization Group 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Fisica “Enrico Fermi”Università di Pisa, and INFN, Sezione di PisaPisaItaly

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