Asymptotic symmetries and Weinberg's soft photon theorem in Minkd+2

Temple He, Prahar Mitra
2019 Journal of High Energy Physics  
We show that Weinberg's leading soft photon theorem in massless abelian gauge theories implies the existence of an infinite-dimensional large gauge symmetry which acts non-trivially on the null boundaries I ± of (d + 2)-dimensional Minkowski spacetime. These symmetries are parameterized by an arbitrary function ε(x) of the d-dimensional celestial sphere living at I ± . This extends the previously established equivalence between Weinberg's leading soft theorem and asymptotic symmetries from four
more » ... ymmetries from four and higher even dimensions to all higher dimensions.
doi:10.1007/jhep10(2019)213 fatcat:632l4mzbrbhjboraul5yipljxa