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Is BTZ a separate superselection sector of CTMG?

Deser, S. and Franklin, J. (2010) Is BTZ a separate superselection sector of CTMG? Physics Letters B, 693 (5). pp. 609-611. ISSN 0370-2693. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2010.09.019.

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We exhibit exact solutions of (positive) matter coupled to original “wrong G-sign” cosmological TMG. They all evolve to conical singularity, rather than to black hole – here negative mass – BTZ. This provides evidence that the latter constitute a separate “superselection” sector, one that unlike in GR, is not reachable by physical sources.

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Additional Information:© 2010 Elsevier B.V. Received 15 July 2010; revised 3 September 2010; accepted 8 September 2010. Available online 16 September 2010. Editor: M. Cvetič. S.D. thanks S. Carlip for essential discussions at this project’s inception, and acknowledges support from NSF PHY 07-57190 and DOE DE-FG02-164 92ER40701 grants.
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Subject Keywords:BTZ black holes; Topologically massive gravity; D=3 cosmological gravity
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Official Citation:Deser, S. and J. Franklin (2010). "Is BTZ a separate superselection sector of CTMG?" Physics Letters B 693(5): 609-611.
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