Chinese Phys. C 45 013110 (2021) arXiv link
Asymptotic structure of Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet theory in lower dimensions
H. Lü , Pujian Mao
Center for Joint Quantum Studies and Department of Physics, School of Science, Tianjin University, 135 Yaguan Road, Tianjin 300350, China
Recently, an action principle for the limit of Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet gravity has been proposed. It is a special scalar-tensor theory that belongs to the family of Horndeski gravity. It also has well defined and limits. In this work, we examine this theory in three and four dimensions in the Bondi-Sachs framework. In both three and four dimensions, we find that there is no news function associated with the scalar field, which means that there is no scalar propagating degree of freedom in the theory. In four dimensions, the mass-loss formula is not affected by the Gauss-Bonnet term. This is consistent with the fact that there is no scalar radiation. However, the effects of the Gauss-Bonnet term are quite significant in the sense that they arise just one order after the integration constants and also arise in the quadrupole of the gravitational source.