Noether-Wald Charges in Critical Gravity

David Rivera-Betancour, Rodrigo Olea

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Critical Gravity theory is defined by a particular combination of quadratic couplings in the curvature added on top of 4D Einstein-Hilbert action with negative cosmological constant. As the Lagrangian is given by a Weyl-squared term, the asymptotic form of the curvature is not modified. The coupling of the W eyl 2 term is such the massive scalar mode is eliminated and the massive spin-2 mode become massless, rendering the theory consistent around the critical point. In the present work, we construct the Noether-Wald charges for the action of Critical Gravity. Such construction makes manifest a defining property of this theory: both the energy and entropy for Einstein black holes vanish identically.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012024
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2018
Event20th Chilean Physics Symposium - Santiago, Chile
Duration: 30 Nov 20162 Dec 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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