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asymptotic isometry

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Context

Differential geometry

synthetic differential geometry

Introductions

from point-set topology to differentiable manifolds

geometry of physics: coordinate systems, smooth spaces, manifolds, smooth homotopy types, supergeometry

Differentials

V-manifolds

smooth space

Tangency

The magic algebraic facts

Theorems

Axiomatics

cohesion

tangent cohesion

differential cohesion

graded differential cohesion

singular cohesion

id id fermionic bosonic bosonic Rh rheonomic reduced infinitesimal infinitesimal & étale cohesive ʃ discrete discrete continuous * \array{ && id &\dashv& id \\ && \vee && \vee \\ &\stackrel{fermionic}{}& \rightrightarrows &\dashv& \rightsquigarrow & \stackrel{bosonic}{} \\ && \bot && \bot \\ &\stackrel{bosonic}{} & \rightsquigarrow &\dashv& \mathrm{R}\!\!\mathrm{h} & \stackrel{rheonomic}{} \\ && \vee && \vee \\ &\stackrel{reduced}{} & \Re &\dashv& \Im & \stackrel{infinitesimal}{} \\ && \bot && \bot \\ &\stackrel{infinitesimal}{}& \Im &\dashv& \& & \stackrel{\text{étale}}{} \\ && \vee && \vee \\ &\stackrel{cohesive}{}& \esh &\dashv& \flat & \stackrel{discrete}{} \\ && \bot && \bot \\ &\stackrel{discrete}{}& \flat &\dashv& \sharp & \stackrel{continuous}{} \\ && \vee && \vee \\ && \emptyset &\dashv& \ast }

Models

Lie theory, ∞-Lie theory

differential equations, variational calculus

Chern-Weil theory, ∞-Chern-Weil theory

Cartan geometry (super, higher)

Contents

Idea

Considering a class of diffeomorphisms which are not isometries but change metrics a tiny bit, with some asymptotic boundary conditions.

This is useful to obtain conformal symmetry algebras in some physical theories of gravity, esp. in 3D.

References

  • J. Brown, Marc Henneaux, Central charges in the canonical realization of asymptotic symmetries: an example from three-dimensional gravity, Comm. Math. Phys. 104 (1986) 207 (key paper!!) euclid

  • Coussaert, Marc Henneaux, P. van Driel, Class. Quant. Grav. 12 (1995) 2961

…Brown-Henneaux boundary condition

New developments

  • Marc Henneaux, Soo-Jong Rey, Nonlinear W(infinity) algebra as asymptotic symmetry of 3-dimensional higher spin Anti-de Sitter gravity, arxiv/1008.4579

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