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Higher-spin dynamics and Chern-Simons theories

Engquist, J. & Hohm, O., 2008, In : Fortschritte der physik-Progress of physics. 56, 7-9, p. 895-900 6 p.

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  • Johan Engquist
  • Olaf Hohm

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)895-900
Number of pages6
JournalFortschritte der physik-Progress of physics
Volume56
Issue number7-9
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event3rd RTN Workshop on Constituents, Fundamental Forces Symetries of the Universe - , Spain
Duration: 5-Oct-2007 → …

Event

3rd RTN Workshop on Constituents, Fundamental Forces Symetries of the Universe

05/10/2007 → …

Spain

Event: Other

    Keywords

  • higher-spin fields, geometry of higher-spin theories, Chern-Simons actions, M-theory, GAUGE-FIELDS, GEOMETRIC EQUATIONS, DIMENSIONS

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