A minimal BV action for Vasiliev's four-dimensional higher spin gravity

Nicolas Boulanger, Nicolò Colombo, Per Sundell

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The action principle for Vasiliev's four-dimensional higher-spin gravity proposed recently by two of the authors, is converted into a minimal BV master action using the AKSZ procedure, which amounts to replacing the classical differential forms by vectorial superfields of fixed total degree given by the sum of form degree and ghost number. The nilpotency of the BRST operator is achieved by imposing boundary conditions and hoosing appropriate gauge transitions between charts leading to a globally-defined formulation based on a principal bundle. c SISSA 2012.

Original languageEnglish
Article number43
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • BRST quantization
  • Gauge symmetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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