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We point out that unitary representations of the Virasoro algebra contain Berry phases obtained by acting on a primary state with conformal transformations that trace a closed path on a Virasoro coadjoint orbit. These phases can be computed exactly thanks to the Maurer-Cartan form on the Virasoro group, and they persist after combining left- and right-moving sectors. Thinking of Virasoro representations as particles in AdS3 dressed with boundary gravitons, the Berry phases associated with Brown-Henneaux diffeomorphisms provide a gravitational extension of Thomas precession Show more
Journal / seriesJournal of High Energy Physics
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SubjectConformal and W Symmetry; Space-Time Symmetries; AdS-CFT Correspondence; Classical Theories of Gravity
Organisational unit03657 - Gaberdiel, Matthias
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