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Title: Note on counterterms in asymptotically flat spacetimes

Abstract

We consider in more detail the covariant counterterm proposed by Mann and Marolf in asymptotically flat spacetimes. With an eye to specific practical computations using this counterterm, we present explicit expressions in general d dimensions that can be used in the so-called ''cylindrical cutoff'' to compute the action and the associated conserved quantities for an asymptotically flat spacetime. As applications, we show how to compute the action and the conserved quantities for the NUT-charged spacetime and for the Kerr black hole in four dimensions.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Chhatnag Road, Jhusi, Allahabad 211019 (India)
  2. Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, 31 Caroline Street North Waterloo, Ontario N2L 2Y5 (Canada)
  3. (Canada)
  4. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 (Canada)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20935226
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. D, Particles Fields; Journal Volume: 75; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.75.024007; (c) 2007 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; BLACK HOLES; CALCULATION METHODS; FOUR-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; KERR FIELD; SPACE-TIME

Citation Formats

Astefanesei, Dumitru, Mann, Robert B., Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, and Stelea, Cristian. Note on counterterms in asymptotically flat spacetimes. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.024007.
Astefanesei, Dumitru, Mann, Robert B., Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, & Stelea, Cristian. Note on counterterms in asymptotically flat spacetimes. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.024007.
Astefanesei, Dumitru, Mann, Robert B., Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, and Stelea, Cristian. Mon . "Note on counterterms in asymptotically flat spacetimes". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.024007.
@article{osti_20935226,
title = {Note on counterterms in asymptotically flat spacetimes},
author = {Astefanesei, Dumitru and Mann, Robert B. and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 and Stelea, Cristian},
abstractNote = {We consider in more detail the covariant counterterm proposed by Mann and Marolf in asymptotically flat spacetimes. With an eye to specific practical computations using this counterterm, we present explicit expressions in general d dimensions that can be used in the so-called ''cylindrical cutoff'' to compute the action and the associated conserved quantities for an asymptotically flat spacetime. As applications, we show how to compute the action and the conserved quantities for the NUT-charged spacetime and for the Kerr black hole in four dimensions.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.024007},
journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},
number = 2,
volume = 75,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 15 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 15 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}