Wick rotation of linearized gravity in Gaussian time and Calderón projectors

Christian Gérard, Simone Murro, Michał Wrochna
April 03, 2022
Motivated by the quantization of linearized gravity, we consider gauge-fixed linearized Einstein equations and their Wick rotation near a Cauchy surface. We show that Calder\'on projectors for the Wick-rotated equations induce Hadamard bi-solutions on the Lorentzian level. On the other hand, we find smoothing obstructions to gauge-invariance and positivity conditions needed in quantization. These obstructions are primarily due to boundary terms arising in the Wick-rotated theory and depend on the boundary conditions.