Background-independent charges in topologically massive gravity

Olivera Miŝković, Rodrigo Olea

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We construct background-independent Noether charges in Topologically Massive Gravity with negative cosmological constant using its first-order formulation. The procedure is carried out by keeping track of the surface terms in the variation of the action, regardless the value of the gravitational Chern-Simons coupling μ. In particular, this method provides a definition of conserved quantities for solutions at the chiral point μℓ = 1 (ℓ is the AdS radius) that contain logarithmic terms (Log Gravity). It is also shown that the charge formula gives a finite result for warped AdS black holes without the need for any background-substraction procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Article number046
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2009


  • Black Holes
  • Chern-Simons Theories
  • Classical Theories of Gravity
  • Space- Time Symmetries


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