Surface charges and their algebra in interacting Lagrangi an auge field theories are constructed out of the underlying lineari zed theory using techniques from the variational calculus. In the case… (More)

The asymptotic symmetry algebra of asymptotically flat spacetimes at null infinity in three dimensions is the semi-direct sum of the infinitesimal diffeomorphisms on the circle with an abelian ideal… (More)

We describe a new class of boundary conditions for AdSd+1 under which the boundary metric becomes a dynamical field. The key technical point is to show that contributions from boundary counter-terms… (More)

We define an asymptotic symmetry algebra for three-dimensional Gödel spacetimes supported by a gauge field which turns out to be the semi-direct sum of the diffeomorphisms on the circle with two loop… (More)

By using suitably improved surface integrals, we give a unified geometric derivation of the generalized Smarr relation for higher dimensional Kerr black holes which is valid both in flat and in… (More)

We compute the mass, angular momenta, and charge of the Gödel-type rotating black hole solution to five-dimensional minimal supergravity. A generalized Smarr formula is derived, and the first law of… (More)

We present a first-principles derivation of the main results of the Kerr/CFT correspondence and its extensions using only tools from gravity and quantum field theory, filling a few gaps in the… (More)

We propose a set of consistent boundary conditions containing the spacelike warped black holes solutions of Topologically Massive Gravity. We prove that the corresponding asymptotic charges whose… (More)

The Kerr/CFT correspondence has been recently broadened to the general extremal black holes under the assumption that the central charges from the non-gravitational fields vanish. To confirm this… (More)

It is observed that three-dimensional Gödel black holes can be promoted to exact string theory backgrounds through an orbifold of an hyperbolic asymmetric marginal deformation of the SL(2,R) WZW… (More)