Asymptotic Symmetries of 4D Space-Time Geometries

  • Dieter LüstEmail author
  • Ward Vleeshouwers
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Physics book series (SpringerBriefs in Physics)


BMS transformations are related to the emission of soft gravitons, which play the role of Goldstone bosons of spontaneously broken BMS symmetry. In this lecture, we will look more closely at the BMS group of asymptotic symmetries, in particular supertranslations.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Arnold-Sommerfeld-CenterLudwig-Maximilians-UniversitaetMunichGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

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