This thesis presents a series of results relating to conserved charges in general relativity. In particular, we give a general expression for a gravitational charge corresponding to a boost Killing vector. Further, we use Hamiltonian perturbative techniques to obtain generalizations of the first law of black hole mechanics pertaining to accelerated black holes, stationary Kaluza-Klein black holes and static Kaluza-Klein bubble spacetimes. Finally, we present a generalized Hamiltonian formulation of gravity adapted to a higher dimension splitting of spacetime, motivated by the physics of branes.
0753: Theoretical physics
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Pure sciences; Black holes; Branes; Conserved charges; General relativity; Symmetries
Investigation of symmetries and conserved charges in general relativity
DAI-B 69/12, Dissertation Abstracts International
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Kastor, David; Traschen, Jennie
Donoghue, John; Hajir, Farshid
University of Massachusetts Amherst
United States -- Massachusetts
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