Universal Kounterterms in Lovelock AdS gravity

Georgios Kofinas, Rodrigo Olea

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We show the universal form of the boundary term (Kounterterm series) which regularizes the Euclidean action and background-independent definition of conserved quantities for any Lovelock gravity theory with AdS asymptotics (including Einstein-Hilbert and Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet). We discuss on the connection of this procedure to the existence of topological invariants and Chern-Simons forms in the corresponding dimensions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)957-963
Number of pages7
JournalFortschritte der Physik
Issue number7-9
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008


  • AdS-CFT correspondence
  • Black holes in string theory
  • Classical theories of gravity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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