A spin-4 analog of 3D massive gravity

Eric A. Bergshoeff, Marija Kovacevic, Jan Rosseel, Paul K. Townsend, Yihao Yin

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Abstract

A sixth-order, but ghost-free, gauge-invariant action is found for a fourth-rank symmetric tensor potential in a three-dimensional (3D) Minkowski spacetime. It propagates two massive modes of spin 4 that are interchanged by parity and is thus a spin-4 analog of linearized new massive gravity. Also found are ghost-free spin-4 analogs of linearized topologically massive gravity and new topologically massive gravity, of fifth and eighth order, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Article number245007
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Volume28
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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