mgr Lennart Brocki

BMS Group at Spatial Infinity

In this talk I present a recent publication by Henneaux and Troessaert in which they propose new boundary conditions for asymptotically flat spacetimes at spatial infinity and find that the conserved charges close according to the BMS algebra. Their analysis relies on the Hamiltonian formalism of general relativity and is an extension of the work done by Regge and Teitelboim in 1974, which will therefore also be summarized, and mainly differs in the choice of parity conditions. For a more complete understanding the talk will also cover some basics about the BMS Group.