How higher-spin gravity surpasses the spin-two barrier

Xavier Bekaert, Nicolas Boulanger, Per A. Sundell

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Aiming at nonexperts, the key mechanisms of higher-spin extensions of ordinary gravities in four dimensions and higher are explained. An overview of various no-go theorems for low-energy scattering of massless particles in flat spacetime is given. In doing so, a connection between the S-matrix and the Lagrangian approaches is made, exhibiting their relative advantages and weaknesses, after which potential loopholes for nontrivial massless dynamics are highlighted. Positive yes-go results for non-Abelian cubic higher-derivative vertices in constantly curved backgrounds are reviewed. Finally, how higher-spin symmetry can be reconciled with the equivalence principle in the presence of a cosmological constant leading to the Fradkin-Vasiliev vertices and Vasiliev's higher-spin gravity with its double perturbative expansion (in terms of numbers of fields and derivatives) is outlined.

Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (desde-hasta)987-1009
Número de páginas23
PublicaciónReviews of Modern Physics
Volumen84
N.º3
DOI
EstadoPublished - 3 jul 2012

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gravitation
apexes
equivalence
theorems
expansion
symmetry
matrices
scattering
energy

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Bekaert, Xavier ; Boulanger, Nicolas ; Sundell, Per A. / How higher-spin gravity surpasses the spin-two barrier. En: Reviews of Modern Physics. 2012 ; Vol. 84, N.º 3. pp. 987-1009.
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