The conformal BMS group

  title={The conformal BMS group},
  author={Sasha J. Haco and Stephen William Hawking and Malcolm Perry and Jacob L. Bourjaily},
  journal={Journal of High Energy Physics},
A bstractWe describe the conformal symmetries of asymptotically flat spacetime. These represent an extension of the BMS group that we call the conformal BMS group. Its general features are discussed. 
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Generalized BMS charge algebra
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Superconformal Bondi-Metzner-Sachs Algebra in Three Dimensions.
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Lectures on the Infrared Structure of Gravity and Gauge Theory
This is a redacted transcript of a course given by the author at Harvard in spring semester 2016. It contains a pedagogical overview of recent developments connecting the subjects of soft theorems,
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Soldering freedom and BMS-like transformations
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Boundary dynamics in gravitational theories
  • I. Park
  • Mathematics
    Journal of High Energy Physics
  • 2019
Abstract We present a foliation-focused critical review of the boundary conditions and dynamics of 4D gravitational theories. A general coordinate transformation introduces a new foliation and


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Asymptotic symmetry algebra of conformal gravity
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Symmetries of asymptotically flat four-dimensional spacetimes at null infinity revisited.
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BMS charge algebra
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Supertranslations call for superrotations
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Low's subleading soft theorem as a symmetry of QED.
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