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Massive higher spin fields in (A)dS and in interaction

Deser, S. (2004) Massive higher spin fields in (A)dS and in interaction. Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements, 127 . pp. 36-44. ISSN 0920-5632. doi:10.1016/S0920-5632(03)02398-3. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20161216-094037003

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Abstract

I outline a series of results obtained in collaboration with A. Waldron on the properties of massive higher (s > 1) spin fields in cosmological, constant curvature, backgrounds and the resulting unexpected quantitative effects on their degrees of freedom and unitarity properties. The dimensional parameter Λ extends the flat space m-line to a (Λ, m) “phase” plane in which these novel phenomena unfold. In this light, I discuss a possible partial resurrection of deSitter supergravity. I will also list the well-known problems of coupling these systems to gravity and, for complex fields, to electromagnetism, systematizing some of the occasionally misunderstood obstacles to interactions, particularly for s = 3/2 and 2.


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Additional Information:© 2004 Elsevier. Available online 27 April 2004.
DOI:10.1016/S0920-5632(03)02398-3
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Official Citation:S. Deser, Massive higher spin fields in (A)dS and in interaction, Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements, Volume 127, 2004, Pages 36-44, ISSN 0920-5632, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0920-5632(03)02398-3. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0920563203023983)
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