Weyl Invariance and Spurious Black Hole in Two-dimensional Dilaton Gravity

Abstract

In two-dimensional dilaton gravity theories, there may exist a global Weyl invariance which makes black hole spurious. If the global invariance and the local Weyl invariance of the matter coupling are intact at the quantum level, there is no Hawking radiation. We explicitly verify the absence of anomalies in these symmetries for the model proposed by Callan, Giddings, Harvey and Strominger. The crucial observation is that the conformal anomaly can be cohomologically trivial and so not truly anomalous in such dilaton gravity models. (a) E-mail address: tfjiwa@tansei.cc.u-tokyo.ac.jp (b) E-mail address: igarashi@ed.niigata-u.ac.jp (c) E-mail address: jik@hep.s.kanazawa-u.ac.jp

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@inproceedings{Fujiwara1993WeylIA, title={Weyl Invariance and Spurious Black Hole in Two-dimensional Dilaton Gravity}, author={Takanori Fujiwara and Yuji Igarashi}, year={1993} }