Talk by Alfredo Perez

Regularized action for higher spin gravity in 3D: black holes, global charges and thermodynamics

A finite action principle for higher spin gravity in three dimensions is proposed and explicitly tested for a class of spin 3 black holes that have been recently found. Our results turn out to agree with the ones obtained through the canonical (Regge-Teitelboim) approach, whose consistency restricts the class of physically allowed configurations.