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2003-07-07 - Article/Dans un journal avec peer-review - Anglais - 19 page(s)

Boulanger Nicolas , Cnockaert S., Henneaux M., "A note on spin-s duality" in Journal of High Energy Physics [=JHEP], JHEP 0306 (2003) 060

  • Edition : Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP), Bristol (United Kingdom)
  • Codes CREF : Physique théorique et mathématique (DI1210), Théorie quantique des champs (DI1215)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Mécanique et gravitation (S884)
  • Centres UMONS : Algèbre, Géométrie et Interactions fondamentales (AGIF)
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Abstract(s) :

(Anglais) Duality is investigated for higher spin ($s \geq 2$), free, massless, bosonic gauge fields. We show how the dual formulations can be derived from a common "parent", first-order action. This goes beyond most of the previous treatments where higher-spin duality was investigated at the level of the equations of motion only. In D=4 spacetime dimensions, the dual theories turn out to be described by the same Pauli-Fierz (s=2) or Fronsdal ($s \geq 3$) action (as it is the case for spin 1). In the particular s=2 D=5 case, the Pauli-Fierz action and the Curtright action are shown to be related through duality. A crucial ingredient of the analysis is given by the first-order, gauge-like, reformulation of higher spin theories due to Vasiliev.

Identifiants :
  • DOI : 10.1088/1126-6708/2003/06/060
  • arXiv : hep-th/0306023