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Holographic Chern–Simons Theories

  • H. Afshar
  • A. Bagchi
  • S. Detournay
  • D. GrumillerEmail author
  • S. Prohazka
  • M. Riegler
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 892)

Abstract

Chern–Simons theories in three dimensions are topological field theories that may have a holographic interpretation for suitable chosen gauge groups and boundary conditions on the fields. Conformal Chern–Simons gravity is a topological model of three-dimensional gravity that exhibits Weyl invariance and allows various holographic descriptions, including Anti-de Sitter, Lobachevsky and flat space holography. The same model also allows to address some aspects that arise in higher spin gravity in a considerably simplified setup, since both types of models have gauge symmetries other than diffeomorphisms. In these lectures we summarize briefly recent results.

Keywords

Partition Function Central Charge High Spin Massive Gravity Asymptotic Symmetry 
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Notes

Acknowledgements

HA was supported by the Dutch stichting voor Fundamenteel Onderzoek der Materie (FOM). AB was supported by an INSPIRE award of the Department of Science and Technology, India. SD is a Research Associate of the Fonds de la Recherche Scientique F.R.S.-FNRS (Belgium). DG and SP were supported by the START project Y 435-N16 of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the FWF projects I 952-N16 and I 1030-N27. MR was supported by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the FWF project I 1030-N27. DG dedicates these proceedings contributions to the memory of his grandmother Gerda.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Afshar
    • 1
  • A. Bagchi
    • 2
  • S. Detournay
    • 3
  • D. Grumiller
    • 4
    Email author
  • S. Prohazka
    • 4
  • M. Riegler
    • 4
  1. 1.Centre for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Indian Institute of Science Education and ResearchPuneIndia
  3. 3.Physique Théorique et MathématiqueUniversité Libre de Bruxelles and International Solvay InstitutesBruxellesBelgium
  4. 4.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria

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