On the phase space of free higher-spin theories and conformal transformations

Flores, Henrique (Instituto de Física Teórica, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Rua Dr. Bento Teobaldo Ferraz 271, Bloco II – Barra Funda, CEP: 01140-070, São Paulo, Brazil)

30 October 2017

Abstract: We write a first order action for higher-spin fields and construct a canonical map to Fronsdal theory. The first-order description is defined over complex field configurations and has conformal invariance. We show that it is possible to push forward these transformations to a set of symmetries in Fronsdal theory that satisfies the conformal algebra but is not given by standard conformal change of coordinates.

Published in: Nuclear Physics B (2017)
Published by: Elsevier
DOI: 10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2017.10.020
License: CC-BY-3.0

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