Action and Hamiltonians in higher-dimensional general relativity: first-order framework
Classical and quantum gravity
We consider d>4-dimensional space-times which are asymptotically flat at spatial infinity and show that, in the first order framework, the action principle is well-defined without the need of infinite counter terms. It naturally leads to a covariant phase space in which the Hamiltonians generating asymptotic symmetries provide the total energy-momentum and angular momentum of the isolated system. This work runs parallel to our previous analysis in four dimensions aes. The higher dimensional
... ysis is in fact simpler because of absence of logarithmic and super translation ambiguities.