Quasi-local energy with respect to de Sitter/anti-de Sitter reference

Po-Ning Chen Columbia University Mu-Tao Wang Columbia University Shing-Tung Yau Harvard University

Differential Geometry mathscidoc:1608.10029

This article considers the quasi-local conserved quantities with respect to a reference spacetime with a cosmological constant. We follow the approach developed by the authors in [25,26,7] and define the quasi-local energy as differences of surface Hamiltonians. The ground state for the gravitational energy is taken to be a reference configuration in the de Sitter (dS) or Anti-de Sitter (AdS) spacetime. This defines the quasi-local energy with respect to the reference spacetime and generalizes our previous definition with respect to the Minkowski spacetime. Through an optimal isometric embedding into the reference spacetime, the Killing fields of the reference spacetime are transplanted back to the surface in the physical spacetime to complete the definitions of quasi-local conserved quantities. We also compute how the corresponding total conserved quantities evolve under the Einstein equation with a cosmological constant.
Quasi-local energy, Einstein equation
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  title={Quasi-local energy with respect to de Sitter/anti-de Sitter reference},
  author={Po-Ning Chen, Mu-Tao Wang, and Shing-Tung Yau},
Po-Ning Chen, Mu-Tao Wang, and Shing-Tung Yau. Quasi-local energy with respect to de Sitter/anti-de Sitter reference. 2016. http://archive.ymsc.tsinghua.edu.cn/pacm_paperurl/20160820165914094006333.
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