# Olivera MiskovicPontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso | PUCV · Institute of Physics

Olivera Miskovic

PhD

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March 2006 - October 2020

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A In three-dimensional pseudo-Riemannian manifolds, the Cotton tensor arises as the variation of the gravitational Chern-Simons action with respect to the metric. It is Weyl-covariant, symmetric, trace-less and covariantly conserved. Performing a reduction of the Cotton tensor with respect to Carrollian diffeomorphisms in a suitable frame, one disc...

We explore the consistent truncation of conserved charges in quadratic curvature gravity (QCG) with anti–de Sitter asymptotics to the linear order in the Weyl tensor. The QCG action is given by the most general curvature-squared corrections to Einstein gravity, and it is suitably rendered finite by the addition of extrinsic counterterms (Kounterter...

We explore the consistent truncation of conserved charges in Quadratic Curvature Gravity (QCG) with anti-de Sitter asymptotics to the linear order in the Weyl tensor. The QCG action is given by the most general curvature-squared corrections to Einstein gravity, and it is suitably rendered finite by the addition of extrinsic counterterms (Kounterter...

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We discuss the emergence of a new symmetry generator in a Hamiltonian realisation of four-dimensional gauge theories in the flat space foliated by retarded (advanced) time. It generates an asymptotic symmetry that acts on the asymptotic fields in a way different from the usual large gauge transformations. The improved canonical generators...

We provide new formulas for the energy of black hole solutions in the anti–de Sitter (AdS) sector of a generic gravity theory with curvature-squared terms. This is achieved by the addition of counterterms of the extrinsic type (Kounterterms) which produces a finite variation of the total action. The procedure is compatible with the boundary conditi...

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We study spontaneous scalarization of electrically charged extremal black holes in D ≥ 4 spacetime dimensions. Such a phenomenon is caused by the symmetry breaking due to quartic interactions of the scalar — Higgs potential and Stueckelberg interaction with electromagnetic and gravitational fields, characterized by the couplings a and b ,...

We provide new formulas for the energy of black hole solutions in the anti-de Sitter (AdS) sector of a generic gravity theory with curvature-squared terms. This is achieved by the addition of counterterms of the extrinsic type (\emph{Kounterterms}) which produces a finite variation of the total action. The procedure is compatible with the boundary...

We study spontaneous scalarization of electrically charged extremal black holes in $D\geq 4$ spacetime dimensions. Such a phenomenon is caused by the symmetry breaking due to quartic interactions of the scalar -- Higgs potential and Stueckelberg interaction with electromagnetic and gravitational fields, characterized by the couplings $a$ and $b$, r...

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We study static black hole solutions with locally spherical horizons coupled to non-Abelian field in $$ \mathcal{N} $$ N = 4 Chern-Simons AdS 5 supergravity. They are governed by three parameters associated to the mass, axial torsion and amplitude of the internal soliton, and two ones to the gravitational hair. They describe geometries th...

We study static black hole solutions with locally spherical horizons coupled to non-Abelian field in $\mathcal{N}=4$ Chern-Simons AdS$_5$ supergravity. They are governed by three parameters associated to the mass, axial torsion and amplitude of the internal soliton, and two ones to the gravitational hair. They describe geometries that can be a glob...

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We develop in detail the holographic framework for an $$ \mathcal{N} $$ N = 2 pure AdS supergravity model in four dimensions, including all the contributions from the fermionic fields and adopting the Fefferman-Graham parametrization. We work in the first order formalism, where the full superconformal structure can be kept manifest in pri...

We develop in detail the holographic framework for an $\mathcal{N}=2$ pure AdS supergravity model in four dimensions, including all the contributions from the fermionic fields and adopting the Fefferman-Graham parametrization. We work in the first order formalism, where the full superconformal structure can be kept manifest in principle, even if on...

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We show that the Kounterterms for pure AdS gravity in arbitrary even dimensions coincide with the boundary counterterms obtained through holographic renormalization if and only if the boundary Weyl tensor vanishes. In particular, the Kounterterms lead to a well posed variational problem for generic asymptotically locally AdS manifolds onl...

We provide a simple method to compute the energy in higher curvature gravity in asymptotically AdS spacetimes in even dimensions. It follows from the combined use of topological terms added to the gravity action, and the Wald charges derived from the augmented action functional. No additional boundary terms are needed. As a consistency check, we sh...

We show that the Kounterterms for pure AdS gravity in arbitrary even dimensions coincide with the boundary counterterms obtained through holographic renormalization if and only if the boundary Weyl tensor vanishes. In particular, the Kounterterms lead to a well posed variational problem for generic asymptotically locally AdS manifolds only in four...

We provide a simple method to compute the energy in higher curvature gravity in asymptotically AdS spacetimes in even dimensions. It follows from the combined use of topological terms added to the gravity action, and the Wald charges derived from the augmented action functional. No additional boundary terms are needed. As a consistency check, we sh...

We discuss diffeomorphism and gauge invariant theories in three dimensions, motivated by the fact that some models of interest do not have a suitable action description yet. The construction is based on a canonical representation of symmetry generators and on building of the corresponding canonical action. We obtain a class of theories whose number...

We derive an expression for conserved charges in Lovelock AdS gravity for solutions having $k$-fold degenerate vacua, making manifest a link between the degeneracy of a given vacuum and the nonlinearity of the energy formula. We show for a black hole solution to the field equations on a branch of multiplicity $k$ that its mass comes from an express...

We discuss diffeomorphism and gauge invariant theories in three dimensions motivated by the fact that some models of interest do not have a suitable action description yet. The construction is based on a canonical representation of symmetry generators and on building of the corresponding canonical action. We obtain a class of theories that possess...

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We study a three-dimensional Chern-Simons gravity theory based on the Maxwell algebra. We find that the boundary dynamics is described by an enlargement and deformation of the bms 3 algebra with three independent central charges. This symmetry arises from a gravity action invariant under the local Maxwell group and is characterized by pre...

We give a novel definition of gravitational energy for an arbitrary theory of gravity including quadratic-curvature corrections to Einstein’s equations. We focus on the theory in four dimensions, in the presence of a negative cosmological constant, and with asymptotically anti–de Sitter (AdS) boundary conditions. As a first example, we compute the...

We give a novel definition of gravitational energy for an arbitrary theory of gravity including quadratic-curvature corrections to Einstein equations. We focus on the theory in four dimensions, in presence of negative cosmological constant, and with asymptotically anti-de Sitter (AdS) boundary conditions. As a first example, we compute the gravitat...

We give a novel definition of gravitational energy for an arbitrary theory of gravity including quadratic-curvature corrections to Einstein equations. We focus on the theory in four dimensions, in presence of negative cosmological constant, and with asymptotically anti-de Sitter (AdS) boundary conditions. As a first example, we compute the gravitat...

In the context of the anti-de Sitter/Conformal Field Theory (AdS/CFT) correspondence, 4D AdS gravity is suitably renormalized by adding the Gauss Bonnet term to the Einstein-Hilbert action. The subsequent addition of the Pontryagin term, with a specific coupling, allows to write the on-shell action in terms of the Weyl tensor and its dual, such tha...

We show that a static extremal black hole in 4D gravity, non-linearly coupled to a massive Stückelberg scalar, can exhibit a quantum phase transition due to electric charge variations. The critical point exists only if the spacetime possesses cosmological constant (positive or negative) and the mass of the scalar is non-vanishing. In that case, aro...

We study three-dimensional asymptotically flat spacetimes whose boundary dynamics is described by an enlargement and deformation of the $\mathfrak{bms}_3$ algebra with three independent central charges. This symmetry arises from a gravity action invariant under the local Maxwell group and is characterized by presence of Abelian generators which mod...

In this note we study possible derivation of new gravitational actions which are also invariant under a non-Abelian gauge symmetry. We start from a canonical representation of symmetry generators and define the corresponding canonical action which can also contain additional Hamiltonian constraints not related to local symmetries. The obtained clas...

We calculate the entropy of a static extremal black hole in 4D gravity, non-linearly coupled to a massive Stueckelberg scalar. We find that the scalar field does not allow the black hole to be magnetically charged. We also show that the system can exhibit a phase transition due to electric charge variations. For spherical horizons, the critical poi...

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It is shown that the notion of Conformal Mass can be defined within a given anti-de Sitter (AdS) branch of a Lovelock gravity theory as long as the corresponding vacuum is not degenerate. Indeed, conserved charges obtained by the addition of Kounterterms to the bulk action turn out to be proportional to the electric part of the Weyl tenso...

We analyse holographic field theory dual to Lovelock Chern-Simons AdS Gravity in higher dimensions using First Order Formalism. We first find asymptotic symmetries in the AdS sector showing that they consist of local translations, local Lorentz rotations, dilatations and non-Abelian gauge transformations. Then, we compute $1$-point functions of spi...

We study the thermal phase transitions of charged black holes in dimensionally continued gravity in anti-de Sitter space. We find the van der Waals-like phase transition in the temperature-entropy plane of the black holes with spherical horizons in even dimensions, and there is no such phase transition of the black holes with flat and hyperbolic ge...

We compute the vacuum energy of three-dimensional asymptotically flat space based on a Chern-Simons formulation for the Poincare group. The equivalent action is nothing but the Einstein-Hilbert term in the bulk plus half of the Gibbons-Hawking term at the boundary. The derivation is based on the evaluation of the Noether charges in the vacuum. We o...

We provide a fully covariant expression for the diffeomorphic charge in four-dimensional anti-de Sitter gravity, when the Gauss-Bonnet and Pontryagin terms are added to the action. The couplings of these topological invariants are such that the Weyl tensor and its dual appear in the on-shell variation of the action and such that the action is stati...

We study dynamical structure of Pure Lovelock gravity in spacetime dimensions
higher than four using the Hamiltonian formalism. The action consists of
cosmological constant and a single higher-order polynomial in the Riemann
tensor. Similarly to Einstein-Hilbert action, it possesses a unique constant
curvature vacuum and charged black hole solution...

We study charged, static, topological black holes in Pure Gauss-Bonnet
gravity in asymptotically AdS space. As in General Relativity, the theory has a
unique non-degenerate AdS vacuum. It also admits charged black hole solutions
which asymptotically behave as the Reissner-Nordstr\"{o}m AdS black hole. We
study phase transitions in a dual quantum fi...

In this paper, we show that the physical information given by conserved
charges for asymptotically AdS spacetimes in Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet AdS gravity
is encoded in the electric part of the Weyl tensor. This result generalizes the
conformal mass definition by Ashtekar-Magnon-Das (AMD) to a gravity theory with
a Gauss-Bonnet term. This proof makes u...

We study charged AdS black hole solutions in five-dimensional Chern-Simons
supergravity. The minimal supergroup containing such AdSxU(1) configurations is
the superunitary group SU(2,2|N). For this model, we find analytic black hole
solutions that asymptote to locally AdS spacetime at the boundary. A solution
can carry U(1) charge provided the spac...

It is shown that the renormalized action for AdS gravity in even spacetime
dimensions is equivalent -on shell- to a polynomial of the Weyl tensor, whose
first non-vanishing term is proportional to $Weyl^2$. Remarkably enough, the
coupling of this last term coincides with the one that appears in Critical
Gravity.

We show that the Ashtekar-Magnon-Das mass and other conserved quantities are equivalent to the Kounterterm charges in the asymptotically anti-de Sitter space-times that satisfy the Einstein equations, if we assume the same asymptotic falloff behavior of the Weyl tensor as considered by Ashtekar, Magnon, and Das. This, therefore, implies that, in al...

It is shown that the renormalized action for AdS gravity in even spacetime dimensions is equivalent -on shell- to a polynomial of the Weyl tensor, whose first non-vanishing term is proportional to $Weyl^2$. Remarkably enough, the coupling of this last term coincides with the one that appears in Critical Gravity.

We study black hole solutions in Lanczos-Lovelock AdS gravity in d+1
dimensions coupled to nonlinear electrodynamics and a Stueckelberg scalar
field. This class of theories with [d/2] gravitational coupling constants and
two arbitrary functions that govern the matter interaction is used in the
context of gauge/gravity duality to describe a high-tem...

Basic aspects of the AdS/CFT correspondence are studied in the framework of
3-dimensional gravity with torsion. After choosing a consistent holographic
ansatz, we formulate an improved approach to the Noether--Ward identities for
the boundary theory. The method is applied first to the topological
Mielke--Baekler model, and then to the more interest...

We consider near horizon geometries of extremal black holes in
six-dimensional type IIB supergravity. In particular, we use the entropy
function formalism to compute the charges and thermodynamic entropy of these
solutions. We also comment on the role of attractor mechanism in understanding
the entropy of the Hopf T-dual solutions in type IIA super...

In an arbitrary dimension D, we study quadratic corrections to Einstein-Hilbert action described by the Gauss-Bonnet term. We consider charged black hole solutions with anti-de Sitter (AdS) asymptotics, of interest in the context of gravity/gauge theory dualities (AdS/CFT). The electric charge here is due to the addition of an arbitrary nonlinear e...

The geometry of spinning codimension-two branes in AdS spacetime is analyzed
in three and higher dimensions. The construction of non-extremal solutions is
based on identifications in the covering of AdS space by isometries that have
fixed points. The discussion focuses on the cases where the parameters of
spinning states can be related to the veloc...

We consider curvature-squared corrections to Einstein-Hilbert gravity action
in the form of Gauss-Bonnet term in D>4 dimensions. In this theory, we study
the thermodynamics of charged static black holes with anti-de Sitter (AdS)
asymptotics, and whose electric field is described by nonlinear electrodynamics
(NED). These objects have received consid...

Motivated by possible applications within the framework of anti-de Sitter
gravity/Conformal Field Theory (AdS/CFT) correspondence, charged black holes
with AdS asymptotics, which are solutions to Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet gravity in D
dimensions, and whose electric field is described by a nonlinear
electrodynamics (NED) are studied. For a topological s...

A conical defect in (2+1) anti-de Sitter space is a BTZ solution with a
negative mass parameter. This is a naked singularity, but a rather harmless
one: it is a point particle. Naturally, the energy density and the spacetime
curvature have a delta-like singularity at the apex of the conical defect, but
that doesn't give rise to any unphysical situa...

We construct static codimension-two branes in any odd dimension D, with negative cosmological constant, and show that they are exact solutions of Chern-Simons (super)gravity theory for (super)AdS coupled to external sources. The stability of these solutions is analyzed by counting the number of preserved supersymmetries. It is shown that static mas...

We construct background-independent Noether charges in Topologically Massive Gravity with negative cosmological constant using its first-order formulation. The procedure is carried out by keeping track of the surface terms in the variation of the action, regardless the value of the gravitational Chern-Simons coupling $\mu$. In particular, this meth...

We study exact solutions of nonlinear electrodynamics coupled to three-dimensional gravity with torsion. We show that in any static and spherically symmetric configuration, at least one component of the electromagnetic field has to vanish. In the electric sector of the theory, we construct an exact solution, characterized by the azimuthal electric...

In (2+1)-dimensional gravity with negative cosmological constant, the states in the negative energy range, between AdS (M=-1) and the so-called BTZ black hole ($M\geq 0$), correspond to topological defects with angular deficit $0<\alpha <2\pi $. These defects are produced by (static or spinning) 0-branes which, in the extreme case $M\ell =-|J|$, ad...

It is shown that the addition of a topological invariant (Gauss-Bonnet term) to the anti-de Sitter (AdS) gravity action in four dimensions recovers the standard regularization given by holographic renormalization procedure. This crucial step makes possible the inclusion of an odd parity invariant (Pontryagin term) whose coupling is fixed by demandi...

The interaction between Chern-Simons (CS) theories and localized external sources (2p-branes) is analyzed. This interaction generalizes the minimal coupling between a point charge (0-brane) and a gauge connection. The external currents that define the 2p-branes are covariantly constant (D-2p-1)-forms coupled to (2p-1) CS forms. The general expressi...

We study the thermodynamics associated to topological black hole solutions of AdS gravity coupled to nonlinear electrodynamics (Born-Infeld) in any dimension, using a background-independent regularization prescription for the Euclidean action given by boundary terms which explicitly depend on the extrinsic curvature (Kounterterms series). A finite...

We revise two regularization mechanisms for Lovelock gravity with AdS asymptotics. The first one corresponds to the Dirichlet counterterm method, where local functionals of the boundary metric are added to the bulk action on top of a Gibbons-Hawking-Myers term that defines the Dirichlet problem in gravity. The generalized Gibbons-Hawking term can b...

Some dynamical aspects of five-dimensional supergravity as a Chern–Simons theory for the SU(2,2|N) group, are analyzed. The gravitational sector is described by the Einstein–Hilbert action with negative cosmological constant and a Gauss–Bonnet term with a fixed coupling. The interaction between matter and gravity is characterized by intricate coupl...

We study the holographic currents associated to Chern-Simons theories. We start with an example in three dimensions and find the holographic representations of vector and chiral currents reproducing the correct expression for the chiral anomaly. In five dimensions, Chern-Simons theory for AdS group describes first order gravity and we show that the...

A finite action principle for three-dimensional gravity with negative cosmological constant, based on a boundary condition for the asymptotic extrinsic curvature, is considered. The bulk action appears naturally supplemented by a boundary term that is one half the Gibbons-Hawking term, that makes the Euclidean action and the Noether charges finite...

We analyze the dynamics of gauge theories and constrained systems in general under small perturbations around a classical solution (background) in both Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalisms. We prove that a fluctuations theory, described by a quadratic Lagrangian, has the same constraint structure and number of physical degrees of freedom as the or...

The dynamics of five-dimensional Chern-Simons theories is analyzed. These theories are characterized by intricate self couplings which give rise to dynamical features not present in standard theories. As a consequence, Dirac's canonical formalism cannot be directly applied due to the presence of degeneracies of the symplectic form and irregularitie...

This thesis is devoted to the study of three problems on the Wess-Zumino-Witten (WZW) and Chern-Simons (CS) supergravity theories in the Hamiltonian framework: 1) The two-dimensional super WZW model coupled to supergravity is constructed. The canonical representation of Kac-Moody algebra is extended to the super Kac-Moody and Virasoro algebras. The...

Hamiltonian systems with linearly dependent constraints (irregular systems), are classified according to their behavior in the vicinity of the constraint surface. For these systems, the standard Dirac procedure is not directly applicable. However, Dirac's treatment can be slightly modified to obtain, in some cases, a Hamiltonian description complet...

Hamiltonian systems with functionally dependent constraints (irregular systems), for which the standard Dirac procedure is not directly applicable, are discussed. They are classified according to their behavior in the vicinity of the constraint surface into two fundamental types. If the irregular constraints are multilinear (type I), then it is pos...

Starting from the known representation of the Kac-Moody algebra in terms
of the coordinates and momenta, we extend it to the representation of
the super Kac-Moody and super Virasoro algebras. Then we use general
canonical method to construct an action invariant under local gauge
symmetries, where components of the super energy-momentum tensor
L+/-...

We investigate the connection between Abelian bosonization in the Minkowski and Euclidean formalisms. The relation is best seen in the complex time formalism of S. A. Fulling and S. N. M. Ruijsenaars \cite{fulling}.

We look at the equivalence of the massive Thirring and sine-Gordon models. Previously, this equivalence was derived perturbatively in mass (though to all orders). Our calculation goes beyond that and uncovers an underlying conformal symmetry.

We show equivalence between the massive Thirring model and the sine-Gordon theory by gauge fixing a wider gauge invariant theory in two different ways. The exact derivation of the equivalence hinges on the existence of an underlying conformal symmetry. Previous derivations were all perturbative in mass (althought to all orders).