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New Massive Gravity and AdS(4) Counterterms

Jatkar, Dileep P and Sinha, Aninda (2011) New Massive Gravity and AdS(4) Counterterms. In: Physical Review Letters, 106 (17).

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We show that the recently proposed Dirac-Born-Infeld extension of new massive gravity emerges naturally as a counterterm in four-dimensional anti-de Sitter space (AdS(4)). The resulting on-shell Euclidean action is independent of the cutoff at zero temperature. We also find that the same choice of counterterm gives the usual area law for the AdS(4) Schwarzschild black hole entropy in a cutoff-independent manner. The parameter values of the resulting counterterm action correspond to a c = 0 theory in the context of the duality between AdS(3) gravity and two-dimensional conformal field theory. We rewrite this theory in terms of the gauge field that is used to recast 3D gravity as a Chern-Simons theory.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Physical Review Letters
Publisher: The American Physical Society
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to The American Physical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for High Energy Physics
Date Deposited: 30 May 2011 08:53
Last Modified: 30 May 2011 08:53
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/37792

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