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New Properties of Matter in (A)dS and their Consequences

Deser, S. (2002) New Properties of Matter in (A)dS and their Consequences. International Journal of Modern Physics A, 17 (20). pp. 2661-2665. ISSN 0217-751X. doi:10.1142/S0217751X02011576. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170524-143737352

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Abstract

I review briefly, primarily for relativists, a series of recent results, obtained with A. Waldron, on the novel behavior of massive higher (s > 1) spin systems in constant curvature backgrounds. We find that the cosmological constant Λ, together with the mass parameter, define a "phase plane" in which partially massless gauge invariant lines separate allowed regions from forbidden, non-unitary, ones. These lines represent short multiplet systems, with missing lower helicities, removed by novel local gauge invariances, and (despite having m ≠ 0) propagating on the light cone. In the limit of an infinite tower of these higher spin bosons and fermions, unitarity requires Λ to vanish.


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http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0217751X02011576DOIArticle
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Deser, S.0000-0001-9285-9434
Additional Information:© 2002 World Scientific Publishing Company. Received: 24 January 2002. I thank A. Waldron and B. Tekin for stimulating collaborations. This work was supported by NSF Grant PHY99-73935.
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NSFPHY99-73935
Issue or Number:20
DOI:10.1142/S0217751X02011576
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Official Citation:New Properties of Matter in (A)dS and their Consequences S. Deser. International Journal of Modern Physics A 2002 17:20, 2661-2665
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