# Covariant theory of asymptotic symmetries, conservation laws and central charges

@article{Barnich2001CovariantTO, title={Covariant theory of asymptotic symmetries, conservation laws and central charges}, author={Glenn Barnich and Friedemann Brandt}, journal={Nuclear Physics}, year={2001}, volume={633}, pages={3-82} }

## 603 Citations

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