Events Daily

Friday, May 5, 2023

New higher-spin topological systems in 3D
Nicolas Boulanger, Mons University
Event Type: Informal HEP Talk
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Location: 726 Broadway, 940, CCPP Seminar
Abstract: Motivated by the generation of action principles from off-shell dualisation, we present a general class of free, topological theories in three dimensions that exhibit higher-spin gauge invariance. In the spin-2 case, we recover the triplet system already known before. The higher-spin systems that we obtain, on the other hand, seem to be new. We show that the flat limit of our action around (A)dS_3 background gives rise to a one-parameter family of inequivalent actions in Minkowski space.

Event Type: HEP Discussion Sessions
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: 726 Broadway, 901, Sm Conf