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Conformal operators for partially massless states

Dolan, Louise and Nappi, Chiara R. and Witten, Edward (2001) Conformal operators for partially massless states. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2001 (10). Art. No. 016. ISSN 1126-6708. doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2001/10/016.

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The AdS/CFT correspondence is explored for ``partially massless'' fields in AdS space (which have fewer helicity states than a massive field but more than a conventional massless field). Such fields correspond in the boundary conformal field theory to fields obeying a certain conformally-invariant differential equation that has been described by Eastwood et al. The first descendant of such a field is a conformal field of negative norm. Hence, partially massless fields may make more physical sense in de Sitter as opposed to Anti de Sitter space.

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Additional Information:Copyright © Institute of Physics and IOP Publishing Limited 2001 Received 10 October 2001, accepted for publication 11 October 2001, Published 16 October 2001 All authors thank the Caltech-USC Center for Theoretical Physics where this work was initiated. CRN was partially supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Grant No. DE-FG03-84ER40168. Research of EW was supported in part by NSF Grant PHY-0070928 and the Caltech Discovery Fund. LD also thanks the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton for its hospitality, and was partially supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Grant No. DE-FG02-97ER-41036/Task A. E-print number: hep-th/0109096
Subject Keywords:AdS-CFT Correspondence, Conformal Field Models in String Theory
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