New dual gravitational charges

Godazgar, Hadi (Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik (Albert-Einstein-Institut), Mühlenberg 1, D-14476 Potsdam, Germany) ; Godazgar, Mahdi (Institut für Theoretische Physik, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 27, 8093 Zürich, Switzerland) ; Pope, C. N. (George P. & Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843, USA) (DAMTP, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge University, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge CB3 OWA, United Kingdom)

11 January 2019

Abstract: We show that there are a further infinite number of, previously unknown, supertranslation charges. These can be viewed as duals of the known Bondi-Metzner-Sachs (BMS) charges corresponding to supertranslations. In Newman-Penrose language, these new supertranslation charges roughly correspond to the imaginary part of the leading term in ψ2. We find these charges by dualizing the Barnich-Brandt asymptotic charges and argue that this prescription gives rise to new bona fide charges at null infinity.


Published in: Physical Review D 99 (2019)
Published by: APS
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.99.024013
arXiv: 1812.01641
License: CC-BY-4.0



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