Three-dimensional spin-3 theories based on general kinematical algebras

Bergshoeff, E., Grumiller, D., Prohazka, S. & Rosseel, J., 25-Jan-2017, In : Journal of High Energy Physics. 1, 49 p., 114.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

We initiate the study of non- and ultra-relativistic higher spin theories. For sake of simplicity we focus on the spin-3 case in three dimensions. We classify all kinematical algebras that can be obtained by all possible Inonti-Wigner contraction procedures of the kinematical algebra of spin-3 theory in three dimensional (anti-) de Sitter space-time. We demonstrate how to construct associated actions of Chern-Simons type, directly in the ultra-relativistic case and by suitable algebraic extensions in the non-relativistic case. We show how to give these kinematical algebras an infinite-dimensional lift by imposing suitable boundary conditions in a theory we call "Carroll Gravity", whose asymptotic symmetry algebra turns out to be an infinite-dimensional extension of the Carroll algebra.

Original languageEnglish
Article number114
Number of pages49
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 25-Jan-2017


  • Higher Spin Gravity, Higher Spin Symmetry, Chern-Simons Theories, Space-Time Symmetries, ASYMPTOTIC SYMMETRIES

Download statistics

No data available

ID: 97133064