Einstein gravity from Conformal Gravity in 6D

Giorgos Anastasiou, Ignacio J. Araya, Rodrigo Olea

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We extend Maldacena’s argument, namely, obtaining Einstein gravity from Conformal Gravity, to six dimensional manifolds. The proof relies on a particular combination of conformal (and topological) invariants, which makes manifest the fact that 6D Conformal Gravity admits an Einstein sector. Then, by taking generalized Neumann boundary conditions, the Conformal Gravity action reduces to the renormalized Einstein-AdS action. These restrictions are implied by the vanishing of the traceless Ricci tensor, which is the defining property of any Einstein spacetime. The equivalence between Conformal and Einstein gravity renders trivial the Einstein solutions of 6D Critical Gravity at the bicritical point.

Original languageEnglish
Article number134
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021


  • AdS-CFT Correspondence
  • Classical Theories of Gravity
  • Conformal and W Symmetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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