Higher-spin dynamics and Chern-Simons theoriesEngquist, J. & Hohm, O., 2008, In : Fortschritte der physik-Progress of physics. 56, 7-9, p. 895-900 6 p.
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We review the construction of consistent higher-spin theories based on Chern-Simons actions. To this end we first introduce the required higher-spin algebras and discuss curvature and torsion tensors in an unconstrained way. Finally we perform a perturbative analysis of the Chern-Simons theory in D = 5 for a non-maximally symmetric AdS(4) background and obtain the required four-dimensional Fronsdal equations in the compensator formulation. (c) 2008 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Fortschritte der physik-Progress of physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||3rd RTN Workshop on Constituents, Fundamental Forces Symetries of the Universe - , Spain|
Duration: 5-Oct-2007 → …
3rd RTN Workshop on Constituents, Fundamental Forces Symetries of the Universe
05/10/2007 → …Spain
- higher-spin fields, geometry of higher-spin theories, Chern-Simons actions, M-theory, GAUGE-FIELDS, GEOMETRIC EQUATIONS, DIMENSIONS