Gravitational multipole moments from Noether charges

  title={Gravitational multipole moments from Noether charges},
  author={G. Comp{\`e}re and R. Oliveri and A. Seraj},
  journal={Journal of High Energy Physics},
A bstractWe define the mass and current multipole moments for an arbitrary theory of gravity in terms of canonical Noether charges associated with specific residual transformations in canonical harmonic gauge, which we call multipole symmetries. We show that our definition exactly matches Thorne’s mass and current multipole moments in Einstein gravity, which are defined in terms of metric components. For radiative configurations, the total multipole charges — including the contributions from… Expand

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