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2013-03-29 - Article/Dans un journal avec peer-review - Anglais - 74 page(s)

Campoleoni Andrea , Francia Dario, "Maxwell-like Lagrangians for higher spins" in Journal of High Energy Physics, 1303, 168, 1-74

  • Edition : Springer (Germany)
  • Codes CREF : Physique théorique et mathématique (DI1210)
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Abstract(s) :

(Anglais) We show how implementing invariance under divergence-free gauge transformations leads to a remarkably simple Lagrangian description of massless bosons of any spin. Our construction covers both flat and (A)dS backgrounds and extends to tensors of arbitrary mixed-symmetry type. Irreducible and traceless fields produce single-particle actions, while whenever trace constraints can be dispensed with the resulting Lagrangians display the same reducible, multi-particle spectra as those emerging from the tensionless limit of free open-string field theory. For all explored options the corresponding kinetic operators take essentially the same form as in the spin-one, Maxwell case.

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  • arXiv : 1206.5877 [hep-th]
  • DOI : 10.1007/JHEP03(2013)168