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A New Boundary Counterterm for Asymptotically AdS Spacetimes

@article{McNees2005ANB,
  title={A New Boundary Counterterm for Asymptotically AdS Spacetimes},
  author={Robert A. McNees},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory},
  year={2005}
}
  • R. McNees
  • Published 22 December 2005
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory
We present a modified version of the boundary counterterm method for removing divergences from the action of an asymptotically $AdS$ spacetime. The standard approach renders the action finite but leaves diffeomorphism invariance partially broken if the dimension of the spacetime is odd. We show that this symmetry is restored by a new boundary counterterm, needed to cancel a divergence that appears in dimensional regularization. The result is a finite, diffeomorphism invariant action appropriate… 
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