New dual gravitational charges Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2019 authors. Published by the American Physical Society. We show that there are a further infinite number of, previously unknown, supertranslation charges. These can be viewed as duals of the known Bondi-Metzner-Sachs (BMS) charges corresponding to supertranslations. In Newman-Penrose language, these new supertranslation charges roughly correspond to the imaginary part of the leading term in ψ2. We find these charges by dualizing the Barnich-Brandt asymptotic charges and argue that this prescription gives rise to new bona fide charges at null infinity.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review D

altmetric score

  • 1.25

citation count

  • 26

complete list of authors

  • Godazgar, Hadi||Godazgar, Mahdi||Pope, CN

publication date

  • January 2019