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Asymptotic Symmetries in Asmyptotically Flat Spacetimes, Quantum Gravity, Black Holes in AdS Spacetimes.

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October 2020 - present

September 2017 - September 2020

August 2011 - present

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We perform a complete and systematic analysis of the solution space of six-dimensional Einstein gravity. We show that a particular subclass of solutions — those that are analytic near \( \mathcal{I} \)+ — admit a non-trivial action of the generalised Bondi-Metzner-van der Burg-Sachs (GBMS) group which contains infinite-dimensional supertranslations...

Using the covariant phase space formalism, we construct the phase space for non-Abelian gauge theories in $(d+2)$-dimensional Minkowski spacetime for any $d \geq 2$, including the edge modes that symplectically pair to the low energy degrees of freedom of the gauge field. Despite the fact that the symplectic form in odd and even-dimensional spaceti...

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We do a systematic search of supergravity solutions that, via the AdS 5 /CFT 4 correspondence, are dual to thermal states in $$ \mathcal{N} $$ N = 4 SYM at finite chemical potential. These solutions dominate the microcanonical ensemble and are required to ultimately reproduce the microscopic entropy of AdS black holes. Using a mix of anal...

We perform a complete and systematic analysis of the solution space of six-dimensional Einstein gravity. We show that a particular subclass of solutions -- those that are analytic near $\mathcal{I}^+$ -- admit a non-trivial action of the generalised Bondi-Metzner-van der Burg-Sachs (GBMS) group which contains \emph{infinite-dimensional} supertransl...

We do a systematic search of supergravity solutions that, via the AdS$_5$/CFT$_4$ correspondence, are dual to thermal states in $\mathcal{N}=4$ SYM at finite chemical potential. These solutions dominate the microcanonical ensemble and are required to ultimately reproduce the microscopic entropy of AdS black holes. Using a mix of analytical and nume...

We do a systematic search of supergravity solutions that, via the AdS$_5$/CFT$_4$ correspondence, are dual to thermal states in $\mathcal{N}=4$ SYM at finite chemical potential. These solutions dominate the microcanonical ensemble and are required to ultimately reproduce the microscopic entropy of AdS black holes. Using a mix of analytical and nume...

We study exponentiated soft exchange in (d+2)-dimensional gauge and gravitational theories using the celestial conformal field theory formalism. These models exhibit spontaneously broken asymptotic symmetries generated by gauge transformations with noncompact support, and the effective dynamics of the associated Goldstone “edge” mode is expected to...

We study exponentiated soft exchange in $d+2$ dimensional gauge and gravitational theories using the celestial CFT formalism. These models exhibit spontaneously broken asymptotic symmetries generated by gauge transformations with non-compact support, and the effective dynamics of the associated Goldstone "edge" mode is expected to be $d$-dimensiona...

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We perform a careful study of the infrared sector of massless non-abelian gauge theories in four-dimensional Minkowski spacetime using the covariant phase space formalism, taking into account the boundary contributions arising from the gauge sector of the theory. Upon quantization, we show that the boundary contributions lead to an infini...

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Previous analyses of asymptotic symmetries in QED have shown that the subleading soft photon theorem implies a Ward identity corresponding to a charge generating divergent large gauge transformations on the asymptotic states at null infinity. In this work, we demonstrate that the subleading soft photon theorem is equivalent to a more gene...

We perform a careful study of the infrared sector of massless non-abelian gauge theories in four-dimensional Minkowski spacetime using the covariant phase space formalism, taking into account the boundary contributions arising from the gauge sector of the theory. Upon quantization, we show that the boundary contributions lead to an infinite degener...

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We show that Weinberg’s leading soft photon theorem in massless abelian gauge theories implies the existence of an infinite-dimensional large gauge symmetry which acts non-trivially on the null boundaries "Image missing" ± of ( d + 2)-dimensional Minkowski spacetime. These symmetries are parameterized by an arbitrary function ε ( x ) of t...

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We show that the subleading soft photon theorem in a (d + 2)-dimensional massless abelian gauge theory gives rise to a Ward identity corresponding to divergent large gauge transformations acting on the celestial sphere at null infinity. We further generalize our analysis to (d + 2)-dimensional non-abelian gauge theories and show that the...

Previous analyses of asymptotic symmetries in QED have shown that the subleading soft photon theorem implies a Ward identity corresponding to a charge generating divergent large gauge transformations on the asymptotic states at null infinity. In this work, we demonstrate that the subleading soft photon theorem is equivalent to a more general Ward i...

We describe a quench protocol that allows the rapid preparation of ground states of arbitrary interacting conformal field theories in 1+1 dimensions. We start from the ground state of a related gapped relativistic quantum field theory and consider sudden quenches along the spacelike trajectories t2-x2=T02 (parameterized by T0) to a conformal field...

We show that the subleading soft photon theorem in a $(d+2)$-dimensional massless abelian gauge theory gives rise to a Ward identity corresponding to divergent large gauge transformations acting on the celestial sphere at null infinity. We further generalize our analysis to $(d+2)$-dimensional non-abelian gauge theories and show that the leading an...

We show that Weinberg's leading soft photon theorem in massless abelian gauge theories implies the existence of an infinite-dimensional large gauge symmetry which acts non-trivially on the null boundaries ${\mathscr I}^\pm$ of $(d+2)$-dimensional Minkowski spacetime. These symmetries are parameterized by an arbitrary function $\varepsilon(x)$ of th...

We describe a quench protocol that allows the rapid preparation of ground states of arbitrary interacting conformal field theories in $1+1$ dimensions. We start from the ground state of a related gapped relativistic quantum field theory and consider sudden quenches along the space-like trajectories $t^2 - x^2 = T^2_0$ (parameterized by $T_0$) to a...

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We consider the tree-level scattering of massless particles in ( d +2)-dimensional asymptotically flat spacetimes. The $$ \mathcal{S} $$ S -matrix elements are recast as correlation functions of local operators living on a space-like cut ℳ d of the null momentum cone. The Lorentz group SO( d + 1 , 1) is nonlinearly realized as the Euclide...

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In [1, 2] it was shown that the subleading soft photon theorem in tree level amplitudes in massless QED is equivalent to a new class of symmetries of the theory parameterized by a vector field on the celestial sphere. In this paper, we extend these results to the subleading soft photon theorem in any Effective Field Theory containing phot...

We use the subleading soft-graviton theorem to construct an operator $T_{zz}$ whose insertion in the four-dimensional tree-level quantum gravity $\mathcal{S}$-matrix obeys the Virasoro-Ward identities of the energy momentum tensor of a two-dimensional conformal field theory (CFT$_2$). The celestial sphere at Minkowskian null infinity plays the role...

We establish the existence of an infinite-dimensional fermionic symmetry in
four-dimensional supersymmetric gauge theories by analyzing semiclassical
photino dynamics in abelian ${\cal N}=1$ theories with charged matter. The
symmetry is parametrized by a spinor-valued function on an asymptotic $S^2$ at
null infinity. It is not manifest at the level...

Recently it was conjectured that a certain infinite-dimensional “diagonal” subgroup of BMS supertranslations acting on past and future null infinity (
and
) is an exact symmetry of the quantum gravity S-matrix, and an associated Ward identity was derived. In this paper we show that this supertranslation Ward identity is precisely equivalent to Wein...

Scattering amplitudes of any four-dimensional theory with nonabelian gauge
group $\mathcal G$ may be recast as two-dimensional correlation functions on
the asymptotic two-sphere at null infinity. The soft gluon theorem is shown,
for massless theories at the semiclassical level, to be the Ward identity of a
holomorphic two-dimensional $\mathcal G$-K...

An infinite number of physically nontrivial symmetries are found for abelian gauge theories with massless charged particles. They are generated by large U(1) gauge transformations that asymptotically approach an arbitrary function \( \varepsilon \left(z,\overline{z}\right) \) on the conformal sphere at future null infinity (
) but are independent...

Recently it was conjectured that a certain infinite-dimensional "diagonal"
subgroup of BMS supertranslations acting on past and future null infinity
(${\mathscr I}^-$ and ${\mathscr I}^+$) is an exact symmetry of the quantum
gravity ${\cal S}$-matrix, and an associated Ward identity was derived. In this
paper we show that this supertranslation Ward...

We use a mix of analytic and numerical methods to exhaustively study a class
of asymptotically global AdS solitons and hairy black hole solutions in
negative cosmological constant Einstein Maxwell gravity coupled to a charged
massless scalar field. Our results depend sensitively on the charge 'e' of the
scalar field. The solitonic branch of solutio...