Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2017:19 | Cite as

Holographic correlation functions in Critical Gravity

  • Giorgos Anastasiou
  • Rodrigo Olea
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


We compute the holographic stress tensor and the logarithmic energy-momentum tensor of Einstein-Weyl gravity at the critical point. This computation is carried out performing a holographic expansion in a bulk action supplemented by the Gauss-Bonnet term with a fixed coupling. The renormalization scheme defined by the addition of this topological term has the remarkable feature that all Einstein modes are identically cancelled both from the action and its variation. Thus, what remains comes from a nonvanishing Bach tensor, which accounts for non-Einstein modes associated to logarithmic terms which appear in the expansion of the metric. In particular, we compute the holographic 1-point functions for a generic boundary geometric source.


AdS-CFT Correspondence Gauge-gravity correspondence Models of Quantum Gravity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de Ciencias FísicasUniversidad Andres BelloSantiagoChile

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