Lectures on BMS current algebras
This is the webpage for the minicourse "Lectures on BMS
current algebras" delivered by Glenn Barnich in October 2016
at the School of Mathematics of the University of Edinburgh.
The lectures will aim to cover the following topics:
 Locality in field theory  elementary variational
bicomplex
 Characteristic cohomology  KoszulTate resolution
 Gauge and global symmetries  BV formalism
 Asymptotic symmetries, surface charges and central
extensions
 Symmetries of asymptotically flat and AdS spacetimes
 BMS4 current algebra
 3d gravity as group theory
All lectures will take place in JCMB 6311.
The format of all lectures but the last will be two halves of
approximately 45 minutes with a break and time for questions.
Lectures

Monday, 10 October
4:10pm

Tuesday, 11 October
4:10pm

Wednesday, 12 October
9am

Thursday, 13 October
4:10pm

Friday, 14 October
9am
Glenn's lecture notes can be found
at this
URL (scroll down to Edinburgh 2016).
References

Glenn Barnich, Friedemann Brandt, Marc Henneaux

Glenn Barnich, Friedemann Brandt

Glenn Barnich, Cédric Troessaert

Glenn Barnich, Cédric Troessaert

Glenn Barnich, Cédric Troessaert
Sponsor
Partial support for this activity comes from the
UK Science and Technology Facilities Council via the consolidated grant ST/L000458 "Particle Theory at the Higgs Centre".
j.m.figueroa at ed.ac.uk
Last modified: Fri Sep 9 17:08:49 BST 2016