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25.11.2014 (Tuesday)

Massive Higher-Spin Gravities in 3d unfolded

Exceptional Seminar Dmitry Ponomarev (LMU (Munich))

13:15 KCL
room K.0.16

We classify the possible linear unfolded equations for propagating bosonic higher-spin tensor fields in AdS_3 backgrounds. Doing this we reproduce the existing topologically massive and new topologically massive (higher)-spin systems whose content we clarify. We find systems that generalise various critical gravities to higher-spins.