Some aspects of holographic W-gravity

  • Wei LiEmail author
  • Stefan Theisen
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


We use the Chern-Simons formulation of higher spin theories in three dimensions to study aspects of holographic W-gravity. Concepts which were useful in studies of pure bulk gravity theories, such as the Fefferman-Graham gauge and the residual gauge transformations, which induce Weyl transformations in the boundary theory and their higher spin generalizations, are reformulated in the Chern-Simons language. Flat connections that correspond to conformal and lightcone gauges in the boundary theory are considered.


Higher Spin Gravity Chern-Simons Theories Conformal and W Symmetry Anomalies in Field and String Theories 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Particle Theory & Department of Mathematical SciencesDurham UniversityDurhamUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für GravitationsphysikGolmGermany

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