The covariant action of higher spin black holes in three dimensions
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2016 (English)In: Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP), ISSN 1126-6708, E-ISSN 1029-8479, no 5, 097Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We propose a set of boundary terms for higher spin theories in AdS(3) that lead to a well-defined variational principle compatible with Dirichlet boundary conditions for the metric and higher spin fields. These boundary terms are valid for higher spin theories in the Fefferman-Graham gauge and they allow us to compute the canonical free energy of higher spin black holes directly from the Euclidean, covariant, on-shell action. Using these results we reproduce the thermodynamics of the higher spin black hole of Ammon, Gutperle, Kraus, and Perlmutter and comment on the corresponding theory of induced W-gravity at the boundary.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. no 5, 097
Black Holes, Chern-Simons Theories, Higher Spin Gravity, AdS-CFT Correspondence
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-131488DOI: 10.1007/JHEP05(2016)097ISI: 000376427900002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-131488DiVA: diva2:940786