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Exceptional Seminar Massimo Taronna (AEI)
The aim of this talk is to extract the quadratic corrections to Fronsdal equations from Vasiliev's equations, and discuss their structure. The issue of locality in higher-spin theories will be addressed. Implications of this analysis in relation to Giombi-Yin checks of higher-spin/vector model duality will be discussed. Some of the previous puzzles will be resolved, while others will be elucidated.
Regular Seminar Massimo Taronna (Potsdam)
Starting from some examples, I will review various implications of classical consistency that have played a key role in the context of higher-spin theories (Vasiliev's equations) and holography. I will then review the current understanding higher-spin interactions involving totally-symmetric higher-spin fields and the associated classification of higher-spin algebras generalizing Coleman-Mandula theorem in the context of AdS/CFT. Finally, I will discuss the extension of this analysis to massive higher spins, towards a new understanding of string theory.