The standard Einstein-Maxwell equations in 2+1 spacetime dimensions, with a negative cosmological constant, admit a black hole solution. The 2+1 black hole -characterized by mass, angular momentum… (More)

The geometry of the spinning black holes of standard Einstein theory in 2+1 dimensions, with a negative cosmological constant and without couplings to matter, is analyzed in detail. It is shown that… (More)

Static, spherically symmetric solutions of the field equations for a particular dimensional continuation of general relativity with negative cosmological constant are studied. The action is, in odd… (More)

A Chern-Simons action for supergravity in odddimensional spacetimes is proposed. For all odd dimensions, the local symmetry group is a non trivial supersymmetric extension of the Poincaré group. In 2… (More)

ic Of particular interest are the Chern-Simons theories w gauge group SO(2 n11,1) or SO(2n,2) in 2n11 dimensions because they define gravitational theories @2#. For n51, one recovers the standard… (More)

04.50.+h, 05.70.Ce, 97.60.Lf Typeset using REVTEX 1 The purpose of this note is to point out that the black-hole entropy may be derived in a simple manner if one regards the Euclidean Hilbert action… (More)

We use the Regge-Teitelboim method to treat surface integrals in gauge theories to find global charges in Chern-Simons theory. We derive the affine and Virasoro generators as global charges… (More)

The gauge sector of three-dimensional higher spin gravities can be formulated as a Chern-Simons theory. In this context, a higher spin black hole corresponds to a flat connection with suitable… (More)