Phase space extensions at Null infinity


Peraza, J. (2023). Phase space extensions at Null infinity. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/23010000


Peraza, Javier. Phase space extensions at Null infinity. Perimeter Institute, Jan. 19, 2023, https://pirsa.org/23010000


          @misc{ pirsa_23010000,
            doi = {10.48660/23010000},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/23010000},
            author = {Peraza, Javier},
            keywords = {Quantum Gravity},
            language = {en},
            title = {Phase space extensions at Null infinity},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2023},
            month = {jan},
            note = {PIRSA:23010000 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Javier Peraza Universidad de la Republica Uruguay

Talk Type Scientific Series


Extensions of asymptotic phase spaces and their corresponding asymptotic symmetry groups have become a topic of increasing interest in recent years, due to results that connect them with a wide spectrum of areas, such as symmetries of the S-matrix, soft theorems, corner symmetries, double copy maps and celestial holography. The study of these extensions aims to characterize the degrees of freedom of the physical theories at the classical level, gathering information on how their symmetries can be upgraded to the quantum theories. In this talk, I will describe extensions of phase spaces at null infinity for gravity and gauge theories, such that the charges are consistent with tree-level soft (graviton, gluon or photon) theorems and act canonically. First, as motivation, I will show how the Geroch group for cylindrically symmetric general relativity can be upgraded as a quantum symmetry, exploiting the integrability of the system (arXiv:1906.04856 [gr-qc]). Second, I will review the construction of an extended phase space where the generalized BMS symmetry group acts canonically (arXiv:2002.06691 [gr-qc]). I will show that this construction is consistent with the extended corner symmetry approach (via the embedding maps). Finally, I will show that a similar approach can be done in Yang Mills, by extending the phase space with "Goldstone modes" that transform inhomogeneously under linearized O(r) symmetries (arXiv:2111.00973 [hep-th]). Some preliminary results regarding the extension to higher order O(r^n) will be discussed (arXiv:2211.12991 [hep-th]).

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