Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Holographic renormalization in teleparallel gravity
Instituto de Física Teórica, Universidade Estadual Paulista, R. Dr. Bento Teobaldo Ferraz, 271, Barra Funda, São Paulo, SP, 01140-070, Brazil
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Accepted: 11 January 2017
Published online: 24 January 2017
We consider the problem of IR divergences of the action in the covariant formulation of teleparallel gravity in asymptotically Minkowski spacetimes. We show that divergences are caused by inertial effects and can be removed by adding an appropriate surface term, leading to the renormalized action. This process can be viewed as a teleparallel analog of holographic renormalization. Moreover, we explore the variational problem in teleparallel gravity and explain how the variation with respect to the spin connection should be performed.
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