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Cotton Blend Gravity $pp$ Waves

@article{Deser2004CottonBG,
  title={Cotton Blend Gravity \$pp\$ Waves},
  author={Stanley Deser and Roman Jackiw and So Young Pi},
  journal={arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology},
  year={2004}
}
  • S. Deser, R. Jackiw, S. Pi
  • Published 2 September 2004
  • Geology, Physics
  • arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
We study conformal gravity in d=2+1, where the Cotton tensor is equated to a--necessarily traceless--matter stress tensor, for us that of the improved scalar field. We first solve this system exactly in the $pp$ wave regime, then show it to be equivalent to topologically massive gravity. 
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