Canonical analysis of cosmological topologically massive gravity at the chiral point
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Wolfgang Kummer was a pioneer of two-dimensional gravity and a strong advocate of the first order formulation in terms of Cartan variables. In the present work we apply Wolfgang Kummer's philosophy, the `Vienna School approach', to a specific three-dimensional model of gravity, cosmological topologically massive gravity at the chiral point. Exploiting a new Chern-Simons representation we perform a canonical analysis. The dimension of the physical phase space is two per point, and thus the theory exhibits a local physical degree of freedom, the topologically massive graviton.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-100501OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-100501DiVA: diva2:210388