New unfolded higher spin systems in AdS3

Nicolas Boulanger, Dmitry Ponomarev, Ergin Sezgin, Per Sundell

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We investigate the unfolded formulation of bosonic Lorentz tensor fields of arbitrary spin in AdS3 containing a parity breaking mass parameter. They include deformations of the linearizations of the Prokushkin-Vasiliev higher spin theory around its critical points. They also provide unfolded formulations of linearized topologically massive higher spin fields including their critical versions. The gauge invariant degrees of freedom are captured by infinite towers of zero forms. We also introduce two inequivalent sets of gauge potentials given by trace constrained Fronsdal fields and trace unconstrained metric-like fields.

Original languageEnglish
Article number155002
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2015


  • free differential algebras
  • higher spin gravities
  • new massive gravity
  • topological massive gravity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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